50 In 50

Colorado Medicaid - 50 Facts In 50 Days

We're celebrating 50 years of Medicaid in Colorado by presenting 50 facts about the program in 50 days.

See below for all the facts and please be sure to join us on TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook.

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  • January 22, 2018: In June 2016 we unveiled Colorado Medicaid's new name: Health First Colorado. The name reflects our commitment to putting our members' health first for the past 50 years. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado

  • January 23, 2018: Health First Colorado eligibility is based on a member's income. A family of four earning up to $32,724 can qualify. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado Income Levels

  • January 24, 2018: We make sure our members get the medical care they need to stay healthy. Learn about the wide range of covered benefits and services available to Health First Colorado members: healthfirstcolorado.com/benefits-services #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado Benefits

  • January 25, 2018: Health First Colorado members have access to behavioral health care services. Coverage starts as soon as you sign up and there are no co-pays. #50facts50days
    Behavioral Health Benefits

  • January 26, 2018: Health First Colorado reaches people in every Colorado county. See our County Fact Sheets to explore details about how we cover people in your area: co.gov/hcpf/county-fact-sheets #50facts50days
  • January 29, 2018: 78% of Health First Colorado members -- over 1 million people -- are enrolled in the Accountable Care Collaborative for more personalized care specific to their region. #50facts50days
    Accountable Care Collaborative Membership

  • January 30, 2018: Where do Health First Colorado's members live? #50facts50days
    Where do Health First Colorado members live?
  • January 31, 2018: Children make up 41% of our members and 18% of our expenses, while people with disabilities make up 6% of our members and 28% of expenses. #50facts50days
    Who Is Covered?
  • February 1, 2018: Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus cover more than 1 in 5 Coloradans with very low administrative costs. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado Administrative Costs
  • February 2, 2018: Federal funds make up 60% of the Department's budget for Health First Colorado and other related programs. #50facts50days
    Department Funding Sources
  • February 5: 2018: Health First Colorado members come from all ethnic groups in Colorado. In the past year 34% of our members identified as white and 24% as Hispanic. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado demographics
  • February 6, 2018: The Department provides a variety of benefits to Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus members. In fiscal year 2016-17, our 1.3 million members received $7.8 billion in benefits. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado costs by benefit
  • February 7, 2018: Health First Colorado covers a wide range of Coloradans. Kids and adolescents under 20 make up 41% of our members and 53% of members are female. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado demographics

  • February 8, 2018: Colorado makes history! As of 2017, 93.5 percent of Coloradans were covered by health insurance. #50facts50days
    Colorado Health Insurance Landscape
  • February 9, 2018: 45% of babies in Colorado were born to mothers covered by Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in 2016. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado babies
  • February 12, 2018: 67% of Primary Care Medical Providers in Health First Colorado's Accountable Care Collaborative offer after-hours appointments and 74% are accepting new patients. #50facts50days
    Accountable Care Collaborative Primary Care Incentives

  • February 13, 2018: Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus cover 1.4 million Coloradans with only 3% administrative costs. Private insurance can have administrative costs of up to 20%. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado administrative costs
  • February 14, 2018: Our buy-in programs allow some individuals to purchase Health First Colorado coverage when they otherwise wouldn't be eligible. #50facts50days
    Buy In Programs
  • February 15, 2018: The Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) has reduced health care related expenditures persistently over time. Estimated net cost savings for Fiscal Year 2016-17 totaled $21 million. #50facts50days
    Accountable Care Collaborative Savings
  • February 16, 2018: In this interview, University of Colorado at Denver graduate and former Health First Colorado member Anna Nguyen describes how the program helped her maintain her health and allowed her to focus on her studies while she attended college. #50facts50days
    Health First Colorado member video - Anna
  • February 20, 2018: Health First Colorado pays for counseling and medications to help members quit smoking. #50facts50days
    Quit Smoking

  • Feburary 21, 2018: Colorado’s health care system was ranked 6th overall in 2017. #50facts50days
    Commonwealth Fund 2017 Ranking

  • February 22, 2018: There are now nearly 1900 dental providers serving Health First Colorado's members around the state. #50facts50days
    Members can search for a nearby dentist using our Find a Doctor tool: healthfirstcolorado.com/find-doctors

    Health First Colorado Find a Doctor

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