Colorado Receives $43 Million HHS Grant to Continue Building Exchange

Colorado was one of five states selected to receive a Level 1 funding grant this week from the Department of Health and Human Services.  The Level One Exchange Establishment Grant is a one-year grant designed to help states develop their health insurance exchanges.  Colorado applied for and received a $43 million grant which will "support planning activities, including the initial acquisition of technology services to begin building the online shopping portal."  This is Colorado's second Level 1 grant; it first received an award of $17.9 million in February 2012.