With the exception of last year, Colorado’s Republican state lawmakers have introduced a bill to repeal the Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Act every session since its inception.
But last week was the first time a bill to scrap Connect for Health Colorado made it out of committee.
While Senate Bill 3’s survival thereafter is uncertain, the renewed push to overhaul health care markets and regulations — both at the federal and state level — give health care organizations and their legal counsel the sense that perhaps change is imminent.
The Senate Finance Committee passed Senate Bill 3 unamended on Tuesday in a 3-2 party line vote, with Democrats against. The bill proceeds to the Senate Appropriations before reaching a Senate floor vote.