Health Care Reform
The Affordable Care Act
Signed into law on March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (health reform law) has broad impact on those with and without health insurance. The health reform law seeks to:
On May 13, 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the health insurance alignment and Medicaid expansion, as authorized by the health reform law. The expansion of Medicaid will allow more than 160,000 Coloradans to gain access to Medicaid.
Connect for Health Colorado
Starting in October 2013, Connect for Health ColoradoTM will offer individuals, families and small employers a new online marketplace for health insurance and exclusive access to new up-front financial assistance, based on income, to reduce costs. Customers will shop through a website and get expert help in person and over the phone from a network of customer service professionals, including Customer Service Center Representatives, Health Coverage Guides and certified health insurance agents and brokers. The marketplace is a public, non-profit entity that was established by a 2011 state law.
Until October you can research and become familiar with resources on the Connect for Health Colorado and PEAK websites. To find out if you or members of your family are eligible for Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) or discounted health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado marketplace visit or call:
Toll free: 1-800-221-3943
Toll free: 1-855-PLANS4YOU (855-752-6749)
For more information from the Governor's Office, please take a look at their Health Care Reform Web site.
Use this form to request a speaker from the Department to discuss matters related to the Affordable Care Act and/or the Medicaid expansion.
|Policy||Impacts on Specific Demographics|
|High Risk Pool Fact Sheet||AAPI|
|Immediate Benefits of Health Reform||African Americans|
|Americans with Disabilities|
Medicaid Expansion Announcement