Crisanta Duran’s Premature Celebration


To celebrate the rollout of Obamacare’s Health Insurance Exchanges, State Representative Crisanta Duran (D-Denver) tweeted the following:

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Only problem was, about 90 minutes earlier, Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s implementation of the exchange, had suspended new accounts because of technical difficulties:

 

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Colorado’s 2011 decision to implement the health care exchanges was controversial; it was passed only with the support of a few state House Republicans, who had regained that chamber largely on the strength of public anger over Obamacare’s passage.  The decision to implement the Exchanges was defended on grounds that the alternative would have been to throw Coloradoans into the federally-run exchanges, and to sacrifice state control.

Given that Colorado boasts a robust tech entrepreneurial sector, you would think that over two years would have been enough for them to get these things working.