Why do I need health insurance coverage if I receive services from the Indian Health Service, a tribal program, or an urban Indian health program?


The Affordable Care Act does not change whether you qualify to get health care through the Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs. American Indians and Alaska Natives who enroll in a Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace health plan, Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), can continue to receive services from their Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs the same way they do now. But by enrolling in a Marketplace health plan, Health First Colorado, or CHP+, American Indians and Alaska Natives can benefit by having greater access to services that may not be provided by their local Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs, and the tribal communities benefit through increased resources to their Indian Health Service, or tribal or urban Indian health programs.