Health Insurance Marketplace Nearly Ready to Launch
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. More than two years after Colorado decided to set up a state marketplace to help people shop for health insurance, the system is almost ready for an Oct. 1 launch.
Colorado's 700,000 or so people without health insurance can start shopping Tuesday on Connect for Health Colorado. The website is designed to help folks find insurance plans to meet the federal health-insurance mandate.
Television ads promoting the new site describe it as a place where health insurers compete, giving consumers a new edge finding health coverage.
However, the website won't be fully operational when shopping starts Tuesday. People with incomes that qualify them for federal subsidies to help offset premiums won't be able to complete their applications for aid online.