Health Insurance Enrollment

Colorado will begin re-determining Medicaid recipients’ eligibility starting in May 2023. All current Medicaid enrollees should update their information by visiting Health First Colorado at: Update Your Address – Health First Colorado. In addition, MFHC patients seeking to explore health insurance coverage options are encouraged to connect with MFHC’s Outreach and Enrollment teams by calling 833-273-6627 or emailing EnrollmentHelp@mountainfamily.org

Background: During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), states were incentivized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to keep Medicaid beneficiaries continuously enrolled in coverage. As a result, Medicaid enrollment surged dramatically throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) delinked the PHE and the Medicaid continuous enrollment policy nationwide. The PHE will end on May 11, 2023, and the CAA ends continuous enrollment in Medicaid this Spring. The State of Colorado will begin re-determining Medicaid eligibility starting May 1, 2023, and projects that statewide 16-18% of current Medicaid enrollees will lose their Medicaid coverage over the coming year as a result of the Medicaid re-determination process. Up to half of people currently enrolled in Medicaid in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties may be no longer eligible with the ending of the PHE.

Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, experts from the George Washington University Geiger Gibson Center discuss how the unwinding is likely to unfold, highlighting key issues and concerns for patients and states.

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For additional information, visit:

The Potential Effect of Medicaid Unwinding on Community Health Centers

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