Listening Sessions for State Option for Health Coverage

State agencies release seek feedback on draft report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 11, 2019

MEDIA CONTACTS

Vincent Plymell
P 303-894-2261 C 303-910-9614
vincent.plymell@state.co.us
dora.colorado.gov/insurance           

Marc Williams
P 303-866-3144 C 720-626-0801
marc.williams@state.co.us
colorado.gov/hcpf

DENVER – On Monday, the Division of Insurance (DOI) and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) released a draft proposal for a state backed health insurance option, in response to the charge given by the Colorado Legislature in HB19-1004. You can find details about the draft proposal in English and Spanish here.

In order to develop an innovative solution that takes advantage of Colorado’s unique strengths while responding to the important needs across the state, the draft was developed through an extensive stakeholder process that included 14 statewide listening sessions, three focus groups, and 42 letters and comments.

HCPF and DOI are hosting additional meetings for stakeholders to provide feedback on the draft proposal during the comment period which runs through October 28th -- extended from the previously announcement comment deadline of October 25. The final report is due to the legislature on November 15. 

Upcoming sessions will take place at the dates and places below, and details will be posted to the website as they become available. 

Upcoming Sessions

  • Saturday, October 12, Durango
    3:30-5pm
    Durango Community Recreation Center 
    Eolus Community Room 
    2700 Main Ave. Durango 
  • Monday, October 22, Hugo
  • Wednesday, October 23, Grand Junction
  • Date forthcoming, Eagle County

On Tuesday, October 8, HCPF and DOI hosted sessions in Denver and Pueblo to introduce the proposal. You can watch the recording from the Denver session here. 

If stakeholders are unable to attend a listening session, you can submit comments through the website, or to HCPF_1004AffordableOption@state.co.us

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About the Division of Insurance:
The Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), regulates the insurance industry and assists consumers and other stakeholders with insurance issues. Visit dora.colorado.gov/insurance for more information or call 303-894-7499 / toll free 800-930-3745.

About the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing:
The Department administers Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and other programs for Coloradans who qualify. For more information about the Department, please visit Colorado.gov/hcpf.