Information on Obamacare health plans released

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DENVER - Friday begins a new chapter in health care in Colorado. The state will release information on the 541 plans it will offer as part of the Affordable Health Care Act. The law goes into effect next March.

The list will be available online: http://1.usa.gov/194vyJw.

It's estimated that roughly 800,000 Coloradans do not have health insurance. They are required to have it under Obamacare.

Connect for Health Colorado opens October 1 for people to enroll. According to the website, it will help uninsured Coloradans shop, compare and purchase the health plan that works best for them.

Enrollment runs through March 31, 2014. A look at sample exchange monthly premiums for a 40-year-old customer in different parts of Colorado:

PLATINUM: 90 percent of covered medical expenses

Boulder: No coverage through exchange

Colorado Springs: $311

Denver: $322 to $531

Fort Collins: No coverage through exchange

Grand Junction: No coverage through exchange

Greeley: No coverage through exchange

Pueblo: $524

Southeast Colorado: $553

Northeast Colorado: $691

Western Colorado: $682

GOLD: 80 percent of covered medical expenses

Boulder: $287 to $532

Colorado Springs: $299 to $488

Denver: $286 to $533

Fort Collins: $273 to $549

Grand Junction: $366 to $591

Greeley: $273 to $585

Pueblo: $345 to $503

Southeast Colorado: $344 to $515

Northeast Colorado: $273 to $625

Western Colorado: $430 to $694

SILVER: 70 percent of covered medical expenses

Boulder: $245 to $446

Colorado Springs: $242 to $421

Denver: $245 to $460

Fort Collins: $233 to $501

Grand Junction: $274 to $509

Greeley: $233 to $447

Pueblo: $294 to $446

Southeast Colorado: $294 to $444

Northeast Colorado: $233 to $546

Western Colorado: $322 to $598

BRONZE: 60 percent of covered medical expenses

Boulder: $186 to $365

Colorado Springs: $205 to $331

Denver: $186 to $361

Fort Collins: $177 to $394

Grand Junction: $237 to $400

Greeley: $177 to $373

Pueblo: $223 to $359

Southeast Colorado: $223 to $379

Northeast Colorado: $177 to $473

Western Colorado: $289 to $470

Source: Colorado Division of Insurance

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