October 17th, 2013 – This week Colorado’s new exchange released how many people signed up for health insurance using Colorado’s new exchange.
According to an article in the Denver Post, “Officials with Connect For Health Colorado said 226 people have signed up for insurance using the exchange, for a total of 305 people getting coverage. That’s the tally from the exchange’s first week, Oct 1-7. ”
A spokesman for the exchange, Ben Davis, said “Colorado is on pace to meet its target of having 136,000 people get health insurance through the exchange by the end of 2014. More than 18,000 people have created online accounts to start shopping and nearly 10,000 people had called for help navigating the system.”
“This is a much more complicated purchase than buying a T-shirt at gap.com,” Davis said. “We expect people to take their time and really weigh their options, and that’s what they’re doing.”