Health Care Reform/Medicaid Expansion
Legislation to expand Medicaid, SB 13-200, was introduced in March 2013 and is working its way through the legislative process.
SB 13-200 Frequently Asked Questions - updated 3/14/13
Medicaid Expansion Announcement Materials - January 2013
Governor John Hickenlooper announced plans on January 3, 2013 to expand Medicaid coverage as authorized by the Affordable Care Act.
Background About the Affordable Care Act; Helpful Links
The Affordable Care Act was passed into law in March 2010. This page provides information to keep you up-to-date on health care reform implementation in Colorado.
Under the Affordable Care Act, exchanges will provide a new marketplace for individuals and small employers to shop for and enroll in both public and private health insurance coverage. For information about Colorado's Health Benefit Exchange, please see the following links:
For more information from the Governor's Office, please take a look at their Health Care Reform Web site.
Implementing Health Care Reform: A Roadmap for Colorado - prepared by Lorez Meinhold
In the drop-down menus below are the Department's responses to federal CMS draft regulations or requests for information associated with provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as separate provisions unrelated to the Affordable Care Act.
Key components of national health care reform
Below are fact sheets on national health care reform prepared by national health care policy organizations, including the White House.
|Policy||Impacts on Specific Demographics|
|High Risk Pool Fact Sheet||AAPI|
|Immediate Benefits of Health Reform||African Americans|
|Americans with Disabilities|