Next Steps for States and ACA

Before the next season starts, states will be working with insurance companies to craft new plans and oversee new premium rates based on this year's claims. Most states also plan to tinker with or overhaul their websites.

Like other states that opted to run their own exchange, Colorado spent several years and hundreds of millions in federal dollars to create an insurance marketplace specifically tailored for Coloradans.

Complex legislation, multiple studies, numerous vendor contracts, dozens of public hearings and behind-the-scenes preparations led up to the launch of Colorado’s site in October.

As of April 1, Colorado signed up 119,000 people for commercial insurance — a little shy of its goal of 136,000. State officials are already working on improvements for next year’s enrollment period, which starts Nov.15 and runs until Feb. 15, 2015.

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Source: Stateline