Future of Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Through the passage of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, federal financing for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was extended through September 30, 2017. It is unclear whether or not Congress will consider extending federal financing beyond 2017.

Due to this uncertainty, the Department has started to plan and consider alternative policies and models to ensure that the children and pregnant women who are covered by Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), Colorado’s CHIP program, will have access to comparable sources of physical and behavioral health and dental coverage with respect to affordability, adequacy of benefits and availability of services. 

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:   

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. 

If you would like to submit comments regarding the future of CHP+, please send them to HCPF_CHPPlusFuture@state.co.us or send comments by mail:

The Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Attn: Future of CHP+
1570 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203-1818

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