Jonathan Lockwood
Communications Director
Connect for Health, or Coerce for Health?
DENVER (April 1, 2014)—Yesterday marked the original deadline for individuals to enroll in the state’s Obamacare exchange, Connect for Health Colorado. Patty Fontneau, the exchange’s CEO, told  The Denver Post how she would increase enrollment:

“We’ll reach them over time — through cultural influence, through peer pressure and, ultimately, though penalties.”

Compass Colorado released the following statement in response:

“No amount of ‘cultural influence’ or ‘peer pressure’ will camouflage the fact that Obamacare is a bad deal for Coloradans and that’s why they aren’t signing up,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado. “Further, Connect for Health Colorado doesn’t want to be audited or subjected to scrutiny, but they’re happy to infiltrate every aspect of our lives. Maybe we should rename the exchange ‘Coerce for Health Colorado.’”