I want to apply for financial assistance to buy health insurance on the marketplace. Why do I have to fill out a Health First Colorado application?

Federal law requires all applicants seeking financial assistance for purchasing insurance through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace to be screened for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) first. Health First Colorado and CHP+ are free or low cost public health insurance.  Once it is determined a person does not qualify for Health First Colorado or CHP+, they can apply for financial assistance to buy insurance through the marketplace.