On January 29, 2014, Rep. Janak Joshi and Sen. Kevin Lundberg introduced HB 14-1192 – Concerning the Repeal of the “Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Act.” This summary is published here courtesy of the Colorado Bar Association’s e-Legislative Report.
In 2010, pursuant to the enactment of federal law that allowed each state to establish a health benefit exchange option through state law or opt to participate in a national exchange, the general assembly enacted the “Colorado Health Benefit Exchange Act” (act). The act created the state exchange, a board of directors (board) to implement the exchange, and a legislative health benefits exchange implementation review committee to make recommendations to the board. The bill repeals the act, effective Jan. 1, 2015. The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer any unencumbered moneys that remain in the exchange to the general fund.
On Feb. 25, the Public Health Care & Human Services Committee heard testimony and considered the bill for committee discussion only; the bill will be put back on the calendar for action in the near future.