Check out our new infographic that explains, in both English and Spanish, health insurance eligibility for mixed status families. It breaks down qualifications for financial assistance (tax credit, Medicaid, and/or CHP+) by monthly incomes.
On Monday, September 8th, Hunger Free Colorado, the leading anti-hunger organization in the state, held their fourth-annual summit to kick off Hunger Awareness Month. Over 200 community leaders came together to strategize ways to improve access to healthy food for all Coloradans.
Colorado has been hard at work since 2011 to establish a state-based marketplace. Since the beginning of this process, Connect for Health Colorado’s (C4HCO) Board has made over 60 major policy decisions on the structure of C4HCO. The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy have taken a closer look at four key decisions the Board made when designing the marketplace:
I get an annual check up every year. In the past, I’ve done so with or without insurance because my health is important to me. Since my last check up, I’ve been diagnosed with two cancers, an unexpected blood clot, had three surgeries, and have a future of chemotherapy ahead of me. Before these diagnoses, I got enrolled for coverage through Connect For Health Colorado. And thank goodness – because without health insurance, the $100,000 worth of expenses would have bankrupted me.
While consumers buying individual health insurance plans for themselves and their families had to pay attention to the open enrollment deadline this past spring, small businesses buying insurance for their employees are not limited to that deadline. Small businesses are eligible to purchase health insurance year-round.
While most Coloradans are still enjoying the heat of the summer, Connect For Health Colorado (C4HCO) is gearing up for open enrollment, starting November 15, 2014! Using lessons learned over the past year, the staff at C4HCO is working hard to ensure that effective outreach strategies are in place and that the website is ready for go-live.
In 2003, I walked out of a job at a large school district where I had worked for the last 14 years with few regrets. The job never really suited me, or vice versa, but I had given it all I had. Now it was time to move on, and help with some family issues that had been put on the back burner for too long. However, I was beginning to feel some trepidation about health insurance.
by Austin Montoya, Social Media and Online Coordinator
The 2014 Colorado Health Symposium, hosted by the Colorado Health Foundation, amassed talks ranging from the effects of media on health, to the exponentially growing field of health IT, to the complexities of engaging consumers and communities in their health. The three days spent in beautiful Keystone, Colorado could not have been more filled with beautiful weather and intellectually stimulating conversations.