Colorado citizens who do not have long-term care insurance can have the state pay for their long-term care through the state's Medicaid program, but only if they meet certain resource and income limits in addition to a disability determination. This means they must first use all of their own income and resources to pay for their care before the state will begin paying. Once on Medicaid, a person is only able to keep some of their income for personal needs and for supporting certain family members, but must use their remaining income to pay for their care.
Medicaid is a program jointly funded by state and federal government. It provides health care services including long-term care.