Colorado tightening reins on health insurance exchange

The state Senate gave initial approval Monday to two bill to increase oversight of the quasi-public exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado.

DENVER |┬áColorado’s health insurance exchange is facing more scrutiny from the Legislature.

The state Senate gave initial approval Monday to two bill to increase oversight of the quasi-public exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado.

One of the bills authorizes state auditors to take a closer look at how the exchange operates.

The measure is a priority for Republicans who have newly taken control of the Senate. Democrats opposed the measure last year, but are supporting it this year.

The other bill requires lawmakers to approve before the exchange awards employee bonuses. Republicans call it a needed check on the exchange. Democrats called it onerous for an agency that both sides want to run with minimal government interference.

Both measures await final Senate votes before heading to the House.

  • Frank2525

    If what I read last year was true, they should take a look at salaries paid there also. And in my 26 years of military service, I never received a bonus for my work, and none of my peers did. Why do civil service employees believe they rate bonus for doing their job. When hired, they know the pay that goes with job, and are expected to perform at top level.

  • davebarnes

    How is Colorado tightening when this bill has not been signed by the Governor?

    • ezaspie

      It seems like the new hawtch hawtch is supported by both sides.