Colorado

Dec 18, 2013 6:09 PM by Matt Prichard

Health care enrollment stays low

Connect for Health Colorado, currently has 23,000 people enrolled for health care which is nearly 14,000 below their original estimates for December.

"The projections that we made were all prior to October 1st when we opened. All businesses have to adjust projections. That being said we're really pleased with the increased pace of enrollments in this last month with 23,000 Coloradans choosing a health plan," said Connect for Health Colorado spokesman, Ben Davis.

Of those 23,000 opinions are mixed, with some saying it's a great program and others questioning the whole plan.

"The coverages under the affordable care act are way better than the coverage's I got under a private policy. And they cover everything from maternity, which wasn't covered before to better prescription costs," said Colorado Springs resident, Trig Bundgaard.

"I'm not in favor of it, I don't think it's right. I just think it isn't fair that the public has to pay a fine on their taxes...what about those that don't have jobs," said Colorado Springs resident, Robert Cockerham.

Colorado residents have until December 23rd to enroll for the start of the year, and up until March to sign-up before those tax penalties go into action.

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