Colorado Covering Kids and Families (CKF) is a statewide project that works to ensure all children and families eligible for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) are enrolled. Click here to learn more about CKF.
CKF has compiled an informational resource on the various opportunities that organizations will have to provide outreach, application assistance, and enrollment under health reform. "Roles in Reform: Colorado's Health Reform Opportunities for In-Person Medicaid and CHP+ Outreach and Enrollment" briefly describes the roles, oversight agencies, funding availability, and maps where to find more information. The document is based on available information and is subject to change as developments occur. CKF hopes that the outreach and enrollment community will use the document as a reference as you plan for the coming changes and strategize on how to best serve families in your community.
- Download "Roles in Reform" HERE.
On May 13, 2013, Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 13-200, a law that extends Medicaid eligibiliity to an additional 160,000 Coloradans. The law increases individuals' and families income categories to 133% of the Federal Poverty Line. Expanding Medicaid eligibility to 133% FPL aligns Colorado with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Starting Jan. 1, 2014, adults without dependent children and parents of Medicaid eligible children will also be eligible for Medicaid.
The purpose of this report is to illustrate children’s enrollment changes in Colorado’s Medicaid and CHP+ programs and if appropriate, identify corresponding legislation, rule changes, and other factors that may have contributed to an increase or decrease.
CKF is excited to announce a new update to The Maze! Visit the Maze webpage here for more information or click the links below to view the report.
In June 2012, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Specifically, the court upheld the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion with a few stipulations. The court ruled that states that do not expand Medicaid as the law intended cannot be penalized by withholding all Federal Medicaid funding, only funding for the expanded access. Read the final ruling here. Find more information on the Supreme Court ruling, the ACA, and reform in Colorado on CKF's Health Policy page.
|Fast Fact: 82,036 children in Colorado are eligible but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHP+ according to data from 2010.