Are there special protections for American Indians and Alaska Natives who enroll in Health First Colorado?


American Indians and Alaska Natives who qualify for or get services from an Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs, including Contract Health Services, are exempt from Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) co-payments and enrollment fees. Also, certain Indian resources, payments and income are not counted when figuring out if you qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+. American Indians and Alaska Natives can continue to get services through an Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs even if the Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs is not a provider is not in the Health First Colorado or CHP+ provider network.