November 13th, 2013 – According to local news sources 250,000 Colorado policies will be cancelled, most of those due to ObamaCare. In contrast, reports show that 3,408 Coloradans have enrolled in plans through Connect for Health Colorado so far.
Nationally, 106,000 people enrolled through federal and state based insurance exchanges during October. A person on Twitter commented that is “slightly less than capacity for a Univ. of Michigan football game.”
Roughly 11 million who buy their own insurance could lose their plans, so the enrollment numbers thus far are dismal. President Obama is supposed to announce a strategy to deal with the cancellations, while Congress and Senate are coming up with their own proposals.
U.S. Senator Mark Udall introduced legislation today that could allow Americans in the individual insurance market to keep their current health coverage for two years. Senator Udall also co-sponsored a bill which would extend the open enrollment period for the exchanges.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius described the numbers in upbeat terms. “At the end of the day, the promise of quality affordable coverage is increasingly becoming a reality for more and more Americans,” she said.