How will Colorado’s public health insurance option work?

By Meg Wingerter | The Denver Post

Last session, Colorado lawmakers directed state agencies to create a plan for a new “state option” for health insurance, but much still needs to happen before you could buy in.

report released in November estimated people who buy their insurance on the individual market could save as much as 11% if the new plan moves forward, but the actual savings could vary dramatically, depending on decisions yet to be made in the statehouse.

Private insurers would sell the plans, but they’d be overseen by the Colorado Division of Insurance and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, which worked together to craft the proposal in the report.

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