Connect for Health Colorado health care exchange has signed up 11K

Colorado is struggling with signups for private health insurance as are most of the other 13 states operating their own health exchanges.

The Obama administration released enrollment statistics through Nov. 30. Colorado's state-run exchange, Connect For Health Colorado, had released its own figures. But the numbers released Wednesday allow comparisons with those of other state-based exchanges.

Five exchange states -- California, Connecticut, Kentucky, New York and Washington -- each signed up more people for private insurance than Colorado, where 9,980 people had signed up.

Connecticut and Kentucky signed up 11,631 and 13,145 people, respectively; those states have fewer people than Colorado.

Colorado's high-end projection through December had been more than 61,000; its low-end was 22,215.

Wednesday's figures show 35,214 applications representing 69,691 people have been completed through the Colorado exchange.