Future of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

October 23, 2017

October 2, 2017

Congress did not reauthorize federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, known in Colorado as Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)by the September 30, 2017 deadline. The Department has issued this official statement regarding the status of CHP+ in Colorado.

May 3, 2017 Department Update

The Department sent a letter to the Colorado congressional delegation informing them that without action by Congress to re-finance CHIP, Colorado can continue to expend money granted to the state through the CHIP program (Title XXI of the Social Security Act) until the state allocation is exhausted. Read the letter.

July 21, 2016 Department Update

The Department hosted a public meeting on July 21, 2016, to discuss Future of CHP+ options and to receive feedback and advice from interested stakeholders. The following is a link to the presentation and recording of the meeting:   

August 17, 2015 Department Update

The Department hosted a public meeting on August 17, 2015, to discuss the Future of CHP+ goals. The following are links to the draft goals and the presentation. 

Additional Information

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP): Looking Ahead: A Timeline of State Policy & Operational Considerations if Federal CHIP Funding Ends for States