Together for Medicaid!
Whether it’s contacting your senators, sharing your story, joining the conversation on social media, or sharing this information with others, Coloradans need your help!
Due to the COVID public health crisis, that has devastated Coloradans and our economy, our state will lack the funds needed to provide Medicaid services and meet the health needs of families and children. We need increased federal funding for Medicaid to help Coloradans and the economy recover.
- Colorado is facing more than a $3 billion shortfall in our state budget.
- As we experience record unemployment, as many as 500,000 Coloradans that are out of work need access to health coverage through Medicaid.
- Without additional federal support to Medicaid, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers will see decreased payments, adding to the challenges they already face during this pandemic.
- Without an increase in federal funding, we will have to cut Medicaid when more Coloradans than ever need health care. That will hurt our ability to respond to the pandemic, only creating more cases, hospitalizations, and deaths — increasing the burden on families and further damaging our economy.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a new COVID relief bill very soon and we must ensure that bill helps Colorado meet the health care needs of our residents by providing more funding for Medicaid!
Here are ways to get involved:
Take action and tell your state legislators to pass the Fair Tax Act to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest and avoid crippling cuts to basic services like education and health care.
Tell your legislators to create the Health Insurance Affordability Act! Help the 250,000 Coloradans buying insurance for themselves/their families or the thousands who have attempted to buy but found themselves priced out and locked out.
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. Contact your legislators, volunteer, share your story,…
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.
Join us in the fight against skyrocketing prescription drug prices in Colorado! Drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them, and no Coloradan should have to choose between paying for basic necessities and taking the medications that will improve their health.
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.