The calls for audits of the Colorado Health Exchange, Connect for Health Colorado, should be deafening by now. The National Review Online reported that a former director with the exchange pled guilty to stealing tax dollars from a Montana nonprofit housing agency. Christa Ann McClure, who resigned from the exchange earlier this year after news broke that she had been indicted on counts of theft and fraud, was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $1,000 fine.
Somehow her indictment, which occurred on January 16, slipped through the cracks of the exchange’s background check.
But, this isn’t the first time that the Peak has called for an audit. We also called for an audit in the following instances:
- C4HCO was over-budget by $40 million.
- It was discovered that C4CHO lied to legislators about already being audited.
- Patty Fontneau, head of C4CHO, received a $14,000 bonus and a raise, after C4CHO didn’t meet it’s numbers.
Do we really need to go on? The tax increases, the canceled plans, what more will it take for Democratic legislators to green light an audit?