Capsules: Colo. Insurance Commissioner Braces For Bumps In Road; Wash. Launches Ad Blitz Promoting Health Exchange; Video: How Will Obamacare Affect Employee Health Coverage?

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Colorado Public Radio’s Eric Whitney, working in partnership with KHN and NPR, provides a report on how things are progressing for Colorado's health exchange: "Colorado, which is preparing for the Oct. 1 launch of its new online insurance marketplace, expects bumps in the road as residents start enrolling in new health coverage options created by the Affordable Care Act. 'We're going to have 500,000 new customers,' said Marguerite Salazar, the state’s new insurance commissioner, during an Aug. 19 interview – her second day on the job. 'Just think of how many possibilities there are for things to go wrong there.' She has great faith in the staff she's now leading at Colorado's Division of Insurance, she said, but is realistic about the big changes that are coming" (Whitney, 8/27).

In addition, reporting for the Seattle Times in partnership with Kaiser Health News, Amy Snow Landa writes about new health exchange ads in Washington state: "With five weeks left until Washington state launches its online health-insurance exchange, many residents may have heard little about the program designed to offer coverage to the uninsured. That's begun to change. The state began rolling out the first phase of its ad campaign last week to let the public know about the exchange, a central part of the federal Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare" (Landa, 8/26).

Also on Capsules, watch video of KHN's Jay Hancock on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Monday morning as he takes viewers’ questions about how the health law will affect employee health coverage offered by employers (8/26). Check out what else is on the blog.

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