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.

Final Report For Colorado's Public Option

The final report for the Colorado’s Public Option is now available.

*Spanish versions will be posted early next week

Draft Report Rollout For Colorado's Public Option

Stakeholder Presentations

Legislation Information

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

Past Stakeholder Engagement

  • November 7 - Edwards
  • October 23 – Grand Junction
  • October 22 – Hugo
  • October 12 - Durango
  • October 8 – Denver, Watch the Webcast
  • October 8 – Briefing for Eastern Plains Hospital CEOs
  • October 8 – Pueblo
  • August 27 – Durango
  • August 15 – Burlington
  • August 15 – Glenwood Springs
  • August 14 – Grand Junction
  • August 9 – Alamosa
  • August 8 – Pueblo
  • July 26 – Keystone
  • July 26 – Keystone Stakeholder Presentations, Webinar Recording
  • July 16 – Greeley
  • July 15 – Boulder
  • June 13 – Denver, Webinar Recording
  • May 29 – Denver, Webinar Recording