Electa Draper, The Denver Post
“The legislative oversight committee for the state health insurance exchange Wednesay advanced its plans to change its name and expand its calendar for reviewing Connect for Health Colorado.
The Senate passed a bill sponsored by committee members that would allow them to meet as often as they want during the legislative session and up to 10 times after it ends May 6.
The bipartisan, bicameral committee’s new name would be the Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee – only slightly less of a mouthful than the current Legislative Health Benefit Exchange Implementation Review Committee.
More than 140,000 Coloradans have been insured, he said, and the marketplace here is very competitive – with 12 major carriers while states with comparable populations have only two or three.
Debra Judy with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative said the ranks of the uninsured have shrunk, and they have heard many success stories of consumers getting critical coverage at reasonable rates. Yet, she said, the enrollment process must get simpler to use and correct.”
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