Proposal for Affordable Health Coverage Option

The Proposal for Affordable Health Coverage Option (HB 19-1004) requires the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing and the Division of Insurance to develop and submit a proposal to the General Assembly by November 15, 2019 concerning the design, costs, benefits, and implementation of a state option for health care coverage. This page will house background about the bill, stakeholder meetings, and other information as it becomes available.

Draft Report Rollout and Stakeholder Meetings

The draft report for the State Option for Health Care Coverage is now available.

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Stakeholder Presentations

Upcoming Stakeholder Engagement

  • October 12 – Durango, 3:30-5:00 pm
    Durango Community Recreation Center, Eolus Community Room
    2700 Main Ave. Durango, CO 81301 
  • October 17 – Edwards, TBD
  • October 23 – Grand Junction, TBD

Past Stakeholder Engagement

  • October 8 – Denver, Watch the Webcast
  • October 8 – Briefing for Eastern Plains Hospital CEOs
  • October 8 – Pueblo

Legislation Information

Proposal for Affordable Health Coverage Option (HB 19-1004)

Past Stakeholder Meetings

August 27, 2019 - Durango

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

August 15, 2019 - Burlington

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

August 15, 2019 - Glenwood Springs

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

August 14, 2019 - Grand Junction

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

August 9, 2019 - Alamosa

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

August 8, 2019 - Pueblo

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

July 26, 2019 - Keystone

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

July 26, 2019 - Keystone Stakeholder Presentations

During this meeting, we heard from six of our stakeholders who presented their ideas and proposals for an Affordable Health Coverage Option. Below are meeting materials, submitted presentations and a recording of the webinar.

July 16, 2019 - Greeley

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

July 15, 2019 - Boulder

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials.

June 13, 2019 - Denver

During this meeting participants provided feedback on: eligibility and population for whom the state option may be available; affordability considerations and state health infrastructure. Below are materials and a recording of the webinar.   

May 29, 2019 - Denver

This meeting focused on an overview of the bill requirements and process.  Below are materials and a recording of the webinar. 

Public Feedback

Our official comment period will close at midnight on August 31st, 2019.  Please submit formal written comments to 1004 Inbox.  All comments received will be posted to this website.

Legislative Reports – Coming November 2019