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Health Care Reform Resources

Enacted in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (health care reform law) mandates comprehensive reforms that have broad impacts on those with and without health insurance.

In January 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper announced that Colorado will expand Medicaid coverage to more Coloradans. Additionally, Colorado will run its own health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, allowing individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid to receive financial assistance to purchase health insurance coverage for themselves and their families.

This page is dedicated to sharing resources designed for our partners, consumers and brokers and agents. The resources on this page can be downloaded to help get the word out about the changes to health care in Colorado.

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Planning and Implementing Health Care Reform

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is implementing changes to our systems and practices as a result of the health reform laws. These preparations include working with our partners in each phase to modify our policies and computer systems. The current phase is part of Maintenance and Operations Advance Planning Document (MOAPD) that received final approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For more information please contact Tammy Costello.

For Partners

The following documents are designed to help provide a deeper understanding for our partners on the upcoming changes to health care in Colorado.






Press Releases 


Fact Sheets

Frequently Asked Questions


For Brokers and Agents

The following resources are designed to provide brokers and agents key information about the PEAK application process.


For Consumers

The following documents are designed to help educate consumers on their options to get health care coverage.

Medicaid Resources In English

Medicaid Resources In Spanish

PEAK Resources In English and Spanish

For more resources from PEAK click here.


Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Insurance

For more information about private insurance and consumer protections click here. Download the Division of Insurance's consumer brochure, Better Decisions, Better Prepared, by clicking here.


Connect for Health Colorado

For more information about Connect for Health Colorado, the new insurance marketplace, click here for partner resources and here for consumer resources.


If you have suggestions on additional resources we can create, please let us know! Contact 

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is not responsible for the content of external websites.