47,000 in state sign up for Medicaid

Enrollment in private health-insurance plans via Colorado’s online marketplace cleared the 6,000 mark, the organization said Monday.

The new enrollment figure, 6,001, is less than double the 3,400 that ConnectforHealthColorado.com had reported previously. No demographic information was immediately available about those who signed up for coverage or the kinds of coverage they were seeking.

ConnectforHealthColorado.com, however, did report that more than 47,000 people signed up for Medicaid coverage, under expanded eligibility requirements that go into effect on Jan. 1.

Visitors to ConnectforHealthColorado.com have established almost 71,500 new accounts, the nonprofit organization said.

The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that there are 853,000 uninsured Coloradans, or 19.9 percent of the population.

Under the new law the number of uninsured people in Colorado is expected to fall to 464,000, or 9.6 percent, of the population.

Medicaid is operated by states to provide health care to impoverished people who don’t qualify for Medicare, which provides coverage for people 65 and older.

ConnectforHealthColorado.com is one of 16 state exchanges, or marketplaces, set up as a result of the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The federal government operates an exchange for the other 34 states on the website Healthcare.gov.

The law requires that all Americans obtain health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, and the open-enrollment period for insurance ends on March 31.


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Gary you held up. Your standard pro liberal democrap diatribe held to form. Isnt it great that all of us will be on medicaid soon.

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