Public Notice: Intent to Submit an Application to Extend Colorado’s Title XXI Section 1115 Demonstration Project

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing intends to submit an application for an extension of Colorado’s title XXI section 1115 demonstration project No. 21-W-00014/8. Under this project, Colorado expanded the income eligibility level for uninsured pregnant women from 200 percent to 250 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). (The FPLs refer to pre-MAGI-converted levels) The demonstration has three main objectives:

  • Decrease the uninsured rate for pregnant women
  • Increase prenatal and postpartum care for pregnant women enrolled in the demonstration
  • Increase the number of healthy babies born to pregnant women enrolled in the demonstration

Specifically, the State will request an extension of the federal authority for Colorado to continue to receive title XXI funds for uninsured pregnant women with income from 142 percent to 195 percent of the FPL through September 30, 2019. (The FPLs refer to post-MAGI-converted levels.)

Review Colorado’s application:

There will be two meetings for public comment regarding the application.

  • March 10, 2015 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Colorado Access
    10065 East Harvard Avenue, 6th Floor Conference Room

    Denver, CO 80231
  • March 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.​  ​
    Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
    303 E. 17th Avenue, 7th Floor, Conference Room 7B

    Denver, CO 80203​
    Call-In Information:

    Denver metro area: 720-279-0026
    Out of Denver metro area: 1-877-820-7831 
    Participant Code 118721#

Send written comments by April 9, 2015, to:

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Attn: CHP+ 1115 Prenatal Waiver Application
1570 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203-1818

A link to the full public notice will be posted on the Department’s web site starting on March 10, 2015. 

Learn more about the Section 1115 demonstration program