Colorado Consumer Health Initiative Launches Statewide “Blue Guide”

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DENVER – Today the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative launches an updated “Blue Guide” with new mobile apps to connect Coloradans to health care coverage and services.  These tools – located at http://cohealth.co/blue-guide and through customized Android and iOS apps (iOS app coming soon) – will help the uninsured and underinsured navigate the new health care system.

“CCHI is excited that our Blue Guide will connect Coloradans to the health care coverage and services they need, when they need it,” said Adam Fox, Director of Strategic Engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.  “The website and mobile apps will help uninsured and underinsured Coloradans find affordable health coverage and services in communities around the state.”

The CCHI Blue Guide includes:
• Information on enrollment assistance sites for Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s new insurance marketplace, to help Coloradans access new insurance plans and financial assistance.
• Information on sites that can help Coloradans enroll in public health insurance like Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus/CHP+.
• Address, phone, email and medical specialties of health care centers/offices serving the uninsured and underinsured, like community health centers, school-based health centers, public health programs, community and migrant health service and dental and mental health programs.
Best of all, users will be able to sort information based on location, health needs, language and other filters.

“The Blue Guide is going to be a huge help to people like me that need to find services or find help figuring out our options in this new health system,” said Jake Wilson, a small business owner from Parker.  “I’m really looking forward to having this tool for myself and my employee.”

Currently there are approximately 800,000 Coloradans lacking health insurance. Experts estimate that 500,000 will gain access to coverage through the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace.

 

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