Health Care Reform

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 or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) 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.

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 the Maintenance and Operations Advance Planning Document (MOAPD) that received final approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For more information please contact

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.

News Releases - Please see our Communication page

ACA Implementation News

This publication provides updates on the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This newsletter is designed for county partners, eligibility workers and stakeholders who will be impacted by the ACA’s changes to the Medicaid program. Please feel free to share it with your colleagues, and contact staff designated in the publication if you need further information. Join our distribution list.

ACA Implementation News 2015

Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Insurance

Connect for Health Colorado

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

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