Health Insurance Exchange Launches
KREX News Room
CHICAGO (AP) - On Tuesday millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms.
The market places are opening in all 50 states, and the Obama administration hopes to sign up 7 million people during the first year.
The partial government shutdown will have no immediate effect on the insurance marketplaces because they operate with money that's not subjected to the annual federal budget.
Connect for Health Colorado and all state exchanges are scheduled to open for business.
Customers who need health insurance will be able to use the site to find out what their choices are, what their premiums will be, and whether they qualify for subsidies to reduce their payments.
Colorado has nearly 200 people working a call center in Colorado Springs to help you through the process.
Remember, there's no reason to rush , coverage doesn't start until January, and people without health insurance have until the end of the year to sign up.