Access to healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Regardless of citizenship or socioeconomic status, people deserve to have access to health care. CIRC is proud to be apart of the Cover All Coloradans Campaign which is championing SB22-1289, a bill this year to expand healthcare insurance coverage to all low income children and pregnant people in our state, regardless of immigration status.
For decades, Colorado has been working to expand access to excellent prenatal and pregnancy-related care and get every Colorado child covered. Unfortunately, thousands of pregnant people and children with undocumented immigration status in low-income families are still left out. We have the power to ensure these last groups finally have the coverage they need. Colorado must join the growing list of states ensuring that families can get covered, starting with pregnancy and extending through childhood. Better health care for pregnant people and kids is a win for families, communities, and our state’s economic future.
We can’t afford to leave any families behind or our whole state will fall behind – it’s time to finish what we started. SB22-1289 will improve and expand health coverage options available to children and pregnant people, regardless of immigration status, while leveraging the use of federal dollars the state is currently leaving on the table. Every pregnant person and child in Colorado deserves to have access to affordable, comprehensive coverage.
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HB22-1289 Introduced! The Bill Will Close Gaps in Prenatal and Child Health Care Coverage
March 10, 2022Press Release
Denver, CO – Yesterday, House Bill 22-1289, also known as Cover All Coloradans (HB22-1289), sponsored by Representative Gonzales-Gutierrez, Representative McCluskie, and Senator Moreno, was introduced. This piece of legislation would improve and expand health coverage options available to children and pregnant people, regardless of immigration status, while leveraging the use of federal dollars the state […]