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 have passed HB 22-1289, a bill expanding healthcare insurance coverage to all low income children and pregnant people in our state, regardless of immigration status!
In addition, thanks to a new Colorado law passed in 2021, every company that sells health insurance in the state has to offer plans with a specific set of lower, fixed costs and make them available to everyone – no matter their documentation status. The launch of these plans through OmniSalud and the Colorado Option in the fall of 2022 made health insurance plans available to undocumented Coloradans for the first time!
With our partners at the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, CIRC hosted a series of webinars on how to enroll into OmniSalud and the Colorado Option. Those webinars and their recordings can be found here.
For decades, Colorado has been working to expand access to excellent healthcare to all. Unfortunately, thousands of undocumented, low-income Colorado residents are still left out. We are working to ensure that everyone has the coverage they need. With the passage of HB22-1289, expanding medicaid to undocumented youth and pregnant people, as well as HB21-1232, establishing a standardized health plan option for all Coloradans, we are joining the 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 by expanding medicaid to low-income, undocumented adults and elderly people.
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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 […]