I am an American Indian or Alaska Native

Health coverage can provide you and your family more options to get the care you need. You can go to any doctor or hospital that accepts the type of coverage, including Indian Health Services, tribal, and urban Indian clinics.

By having coverage through Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) or private insurance, you will be able to access care that may not be offered at your tribal health care facility or urban Indian clinic. Peace of mind comes with more health care options for you and your loved ones for unexpected health costs. Learn more about the importance of health care coverage by reading the brochures below:

Alaska Native Brochures

American Indian Brochures

To learn more about the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on American Indians and Alaska Natives read this fact sheet, brochure, or check out our frequently asked questions.

To learn more about applying for an exemption from the health coverage mandate see healthcare.gov.

Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Medicaid and CHP+ are free or low cost public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Beginning in 2014, more adults without kids and parents can now qualify for Medicaid. Now individuals making up to about $1,300 a month or a family of four making about $2,650 may qualify for Medicaid.

As an American Indian or Alaska Native, if you qualify for Medicaid or CHP+ you do not have to pay co-payments or enrollment fees. This means you do not have to pay your doctor for any services Medicaid or CHP+ covers.

If you already have Medicaid and CHP+ but didn’t specify when you applied you were a member of a tribe, you can update your information online. Medicaid and CHP+ need to know if you are a member of a tribe for you not to get charged for co-payments or enrollment fees.

Find out if you or your family may qualify for Medicaid or CHP+.

To find out more about Medicaid and CHP+ check out these videos for American Indians and Alaska Natives created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Division of Tribal Affairs.

Connect for Health Colorado

As an American Indian or Alaska Native you can sign up for private health insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace at any time. Here is what you need to know:

Connect for Health Colorado has additional information for American Indians and Alaska Natives here.

See the chart below to find out if you need to do anything to comply with the health law:
American Indian ACA Infographic