Support the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option!
Whether it’s contacting your legislators, volunteering, sharing your story, or sharing this information with others, we need your help to make the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option a reality!
It’s time for us to create the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option (a.k.a. the Colorado Option) and leverage the state infrastructure to bring more affordable coverage to consumers and hold hospitals and insurers more accountable to Coloradans. The pandemic has clearly illustrated the need for more affordable health care and coverage and Coloradans cannot wait any longer for us to take action.
The Colorado Option will:
- Make health insurance more affordable for Coloradans by lowering premiums
- Decrease and control health care costs
- Create competition and provide choice in the 10 counties with only one insurer
- Provide more and higher value health insurance options
- Provide increased financial security for families
Here are ways to get involved:
Too many Coloradans struggle to afford the prescription drugs they need for their health. Nearly 1 in 3 Coloradans have skipped filling a prescription, skipped doses, or cut pills because of costs.
Volunteer to phone bank with CCHI to pass the Colorado Affordable Health Care Option (aka public/state option)! No experience is necessary—we will train you and provide you with all the information needed.
This spring, Colorado legislators created new and robust protections to stop surprise out-of-network medical bills and their egregious charges. Unfortunately, the new protections, which go into effect January 1, 2020, cannot protect ALL Coloradans. The new protections cannot apply to Coloradans who are insured through federally regulated health insurance plans. Only Congressional action can ensure all Coloradans share the same protections from surprise medical bills and their disastrous consequences.