Starting in 2014 most Americans will be required to have coverage or pay a penalty. Colorado’s new health care laws can help more people access the insurance they need.
Changes in Medicaid
If you don’t have health insurance, you could be eligible for Medicaid. The new coverage starts January 2014. The changes to Medicaid coverage in Colorado affect adults without kids and parents whose children are already eligible for Medicaid. The coverage levels stay the same for kids in Medicaid and kids in the Child Health Plan Plus.
Connect for Health Colorado
Connect for Health Colorado may also help you meet the insurance requirement:
• If you don’t have health insurance but make too much money for Medicaid, Connect for Health Colorado can help you learn if you qualify for new federal assistance.
• If you do have health insurance, you still have the option to shop for a new plan at Connect for Health Colorado.
Am I eligible for Medicaid or Connect for Health Colorado?
|APPROXIMATE MONTHLY INCOME to qualify for|
|Medicaid||Federal Subsidy Through Connect for Health Colorado|
|Individual||up to $1,250*||$1,250 to $3,800*|
|Family of 2||up to $1,700*||$1,700 to $5,150*|
|Family of 3||up to $2,150*||$2,150 to $6,500*|
|Family of 4||up to $2,600*||$2,600 to $7,800*|
|* You may still be eligible if you earn more.|
You’re always free to buy health insurance from a private company or broker anytime. All plans have been reviewed by the Colorado Division of Insurance to make sure they meet the requirements for health care reform.
What’s the next step?
If you are uninsured or looking for health coverage visit our Get Coverage page to explore your options.