Gardner Statement on Decertification of Colorado HealthOP

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement today following news that Colorado HealthOP, the state’s healthcare CO-OP, has been decertified by the Colorado Division of Insurance: 

“Once again, through absolutely no fault of their own, tens of thousands of Coloradans are facing the loss of their health insurance coverage. Losing coverage puts tremendous stress on individuals and on families, and seeing it happen as a result of poor planning and bad policy is infuriating. It’s critical for Colorado HealthOP to ensure that all outstanding claims are paid in a timely fashion and that a smooth transition into new coverage is found for those losing their insurance. 

“This failure can be added to the very long list of Obamacare’s broken promises. Taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars in loans given out to the CO-OP, money that will likely never be repaid. The years since Obamacare’s passage have been marked by crisis after crisis in healthcare, and it’s far past time for a new plan.”