Colorado Health Insurance Exchange (2016)
In March 2010, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed by the President. PPACA expanded health care coverage by increasing access to private health insurance and expanding eligibility for Medicaid. The law also increased regulations on health insurance providers, made changes to how the health insurance market operates, required individuals to have health care coverage, required employers to offer health insurance to employees, and established health insurance exchanges. This issue brief provides information about Colorado’s health insurance exchange, which is called Connect for Health Colorado (exchange).