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.
NEW! Children's Medicaid and CHP+ Enrollment 2012 Year in Review
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.
Roles in Reform -- CKF's Guide to Opportunities for Outreach and Enrollment
CKF has compiled an easy to use informational page 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.
More Coloradans to Benefit from Medicaid
On January 3, Governor Hickenlooper announced that Colorado plans to implement the Medicaid expansion, a critical provision of health care reform. This is great news for more than 160,000 Coloradans across the state who will now have access to affordable health coverage. Covering Kids and Families looks forward to working together with our Coalition members and other health care leaders to successfully implement this important change that will provide affordable, quality health care that keeps families healthy. For more information, view a factsheet on who is impacted and a document on Expanding Colorado Medicaid: Caseload and Cost Projections .
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.
Affordable Care Act Ruling and Health Reform in Colorado
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.