Kevin Simpson, The Denver Post
While Colorado continues to operate business as usual after the U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday upholding federal subsidies offered by the Affordable Care Act, the state exchange avoided disruption that likely would have accompanied an adverse ruling.
Kevin Patterson, the interim CEO for the state exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, said in a statement that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling doesn’t affect customers here.
“If you receive tax credits to help lower the cost of health insurance purchased through us, there is still no impact on your coverage,” he said.
But others noted that, at the very least, Colorado avoided potential disruption.
“Coloradans would’ve been insulated from worst impacts of an adverse ruling, but we definitely would’ve felt ripple effects,” said Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative. “By establishing our own marketplace, we made that layer of protection for consumers.”
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