For 2015, three bills have been introduced during the legislative session that deal with Connect for Health Colorado

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HB 1066 (Rep. Janek/Sen. Joshi) would repeal the Colorado Health Benefits Exchange Act of 2010 (Exchange Act), which established the exchange and provided for oversight of its implementation.

SB 19 (Rep. Nordberg/Sen. Sonnenberg/Sen. Jahn) would grant continuing authority to the state auditor to conduct performance audits of the exchange.

SB 52 (Rep. Crowder) would require the legislative health benefit exchange implementation committee to approve any bonuses offered to employees of the exchange.

 

Demystifying the Affordable Care Act

The wait is over. Hundreds of thousands of uninsured Coloradans can now shop for health insurance through the new state-run marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Created by the Affordable Care Act and bipartisan legislation in Colorado, this marketplace helps give all Coloradans access to affordable, quality health care.

Questions about how the new health reform law will affect you? Below, CCLP has put together a number of resources that can help answer your questions. CCLP is also available to speak to groups of all sizes about the law and how it affects you and your community.  Contact Kesi Relyea at krelyea@cclponline.org for more information.

 

Featured brief: Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace Supports Culturally Responsive Assistance

CEP Issue Brief FourHealth disparities correlating with race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, economic status and other demographic factors continue to be a top priority among health policy researchers and policy makers. In 2013, more than one in five Hispanic Coloradans (22%) were uninsured compared with just over one in nine non-Hispanic Coloradans (12%). Lower income Coloradans below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level comprised 70% of the uninsured but only 45% of the Colorado’s population. Targeted, well funded education and enrollment activities must be utilized to effectively reach these populations. The Connect for Health Colorado (C4HCO) Marketplace uses a number of strategies to provide outreach, education and enrollment assistance to diverse populations. These efforts include contracting with a range of Assistance Network sites, promoting multi-language print communications and partnering with key organizations representing diverse populations.

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Health Reform Enhances Economic Security

CCLP’s report, The Affordable Care Act enhances economic security and reduces poverty for low-income Coloradans, details how low-income individuals have benefited, and will continue to benefit from many of the ACA’s provisions.

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The Affordable Care Act: Past, Present, and FutureACA Pamphlet

Many Coloradans have questions about how health insurance will change under the health reform law. CCLP’s new pamphlet outlines the benefits already available, details what new changes are coming, and explains how Coloradans can enroll in comprehensive, affordable coverage.

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This presentation details the health care challenges facing Colorado, the ACA’s coverage and affordability framework, applying for coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, and what to expect in the coming months.

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