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State prepares for half-million new Medicaid members Enrollment surge prompted by loss of employer-sponsored health coverage


Last updated 6/17/2020 at 1:29pm

As thousands of Coloradans have lost their employer-sponsored health coverage during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) anticipates more than 500,000 Coloradans will enroll in Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) in the coming months. The expected surge represents an increase of more than 40 percent from the 1.3 million Coloradans enrolled in Health First Colorado and CHP+ as of March 2020. By comparison, when Medicaid expansion occurred under the Affordable Care Act, enrol...

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