Colorado Expands Health Insurance Access Throughout the State
[GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO – October 27, 2022] Health insurance enrollment season starts November 1, 2022, and Mountain Family Health Centers is here to help community members enroll in health insurance coverage.
Mountain Family is hosting six enrollment events at various locations throughout Garfield and Eagle Counties. At each event, bilingual (English/Spanish) certified health coverage specialists will help to process applications and enroll community members in the plan of their choice. All events occur from 9am-1pm and Saturdays from November through January. Look for Mountain Family staff on November 5 at the , November 12 at the , November 19 at the in Carbondale, December 3 at the , December 17 at the in Carbondale, and January 14 at the .
In addition, community members can make appointments for health insurance enrollment directly at Mountain Family Health Centers. Appointments are encouraged, and walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment please call 833-273-6627 or email EnrollmentHelp@mountainfamily.org. You can also check the Mountain Family website, www.MountainFamily.org or the Mountain Family Facebook page for updates. You can always come to one of Mountain Family’s four integrated health centers for assistance. Mountain Family has integrated health centers in Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Basalt, and Edwards, Colorado as well as five school-based health centers in Glenwood Springs High School, Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, Basalt Middle and High Schools, and Avon Elementary School.
“At Mountain Family Health Centers, we believe access to affordable and equitable health is a human right. Mountain Family provides integrated medical, dental, behavioral, and pharmacy healthcare services to 24,000 people in our communities,” shared Ross Brooks, Mountain Family Health Centers CEO. “However, more than 40% of current MFHC patients lack access to affordable health insurance and remain uninsured today. We’re here to help you explore your health insurance coverage options and to find affordable coverage that works for you and your family.”
OmniSalud is a new program that provides undocumented Coloradans and DACA recipients a safe way to compare affordable health insurance plans and enroll on a secure online platform. 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. These are called Colorado Option plans and they are making healthcare more affordable and accessible for all Colorado residents. “This is a huge opportunity for our entire community,” shared Nallely Peralta, Outreach and Enrollment Manager. “We can now help our community get the coverage they need and help them afford to see medical, dental and/or behavioral health providers.”