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Colorado Reports 171,000 Covered Under Affordable Care Act

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
01/19/15  11:11 PM PST

By The Associated Press, published in The Pueblo Chieftan

DENVER — Colorado’s health exchange on Monday reported selling private health plans to 121,000 people two-thirds of the way through this year’s open enrollment period.

In a joint statement, Connect for Health Colorado and the state’s health agency said that about 50,000 people had received coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion or other pre-existing government programs, bringing the total of Coloradans covered since Nov. 15 to 171,000. People who do not receive health insurance from their employer have until Feb. 15 to buy private insurance on the exchange. Qualified Coloradans can sign up for Medicaid year-round.

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