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Health Care Coverage

Having insurance is the best way to make sure you and your family can get the health care you need. It’s also the best way to protect you and your family from any unpredictable costs that might be associated with health care. But it can be challenging to find adequate coverage you can afford. Learn more about what Coloradans think will get more people covered and contribute your own ideas.

Are you looking for a doctor or other health care professional?

Do you want to know who accepts Medicaid or CHP+?

• In Colorado
        CCHI provider map allows you to use your zip code and
         a list of care options to find health care providers near you.
• In rural areas of Colorado
        Colorado Rural Health Center has a map
         on its website that outlines rural health clinics.
The State of Colorado offers a variety of information
about eligibility, benefits, provider services and other
related initiatives

What other questions or concerns do you have? What ideas do you have to improve health care coverage for Coloradans?
Please share your thoughts below. Your voice will make a difference in helping to improve health care in our state.

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May 4, 2014
Well, I guess you could always move to Australia and give up your American citizenship like your brother did as well. Have a nice trip.
November 14, 2013
My husband and I have been self-employed for the last 29 years and have not gone one single day without health insurance. About six years ago, I was with United Healthcare on a small group plan through our small business and my husband opted out of the group for an individual health care policy because he was healthy and had no pre-existing conditions. I had a knee replacement four years ago and after that surgery, United Healthcare audited our business relentlessly. I gave them over 40 pages of the info they wanted (instead of healing), yet they would not renew my group health insurance policy. I fought them and they reluctantly renewed me but nearly doubled my monthly premium from $350 to $650. About a year later I learned that I could get a plan with CoverColorado for cheaper... $631 a month...big surprise! In the 3 or so years I have been with CC, they have never once raised my premiums. My husband on the other hand has carried individual policies with just about every carrier one could imagine. The crux of the problem here was he could never use his plan, except in an emergency. Why, because if he did and became pre-existing they would drop him and his lousy plan at $350 a month with a $6500 yearly deductible. I guess something is better than nothing, especially when you are talking about the dire consequences of not having health insurance and owning something like a house. Except of course when we recently went to Poudre Valley Convenient Care and they sent us to their ER because they didn't have the appropriate labs to treat his flu and we were incurred a bill well over $3,500 for what I will refer to as,"not good care." OK, all of this aside, we are very upset because having and keeping health insurance for us has been the bane of our existence. It has eaten up every disposable penny, we have made for decades. Over the last 5 year, we have paid over $100K in un-reimbursed out-of pocket expenses and premiums. Yes, I admit that I have had 2 surgeries for my joint's but $100K..wow! It is pretty obvious that we need some serious healthcare reform here in America. I am grateful everyday that Obama stepped in and did something and to think that basically his plan was originally a Republican idea. Maybe it is not like the wonderful socialized care that I had hoped for or that my brother and sister enjoy in Australia, as their citizens but it is a start. Oh yes, about Australia...what an amazing health care system they have. My brother has a serious, chronic health condition and for the last 10 years he has had the benefit of the most amazing health care available for not a penny out of pocket. His good friend Kathy had an aggressive brain tumor over 5 years ago and had the best state of the art treatment and is still alive years after her dire diagnosis. Oh gosh, I have already forgotten that Australia recently elected a conservative, Oops, I sure hope they don't have to struggle like us American's and settle for paying for health care that is rated 46 out of 48 among the nations.
September 17, 2013
My husband and I have been self-employed for the last 29 years and have not gone one single day without health insurance. About six years ago, I was with United Healthcare on a small group plan through our small business and my husband opted out of the group for an individual health care policy because he was healthy and had no pre-existing conditions. I had a knee replacement four years ago and after that surgery, United Healthcare audited our business relentlessly. I gave them over 40 pages of the info they wanted (instead of healing), yet they would not renew my group health insurance policy. I fought them and they reluctantly renewed me but nearly doubled my monthly premium from $350 to $650. About a year later I learned that I could get a plan with CoverColorado for cheaper... $631 a month...big surprise! In the 3 or so years I have been with CC, they have never once raised my premiums. My husband on the other hand has carried individual policies with just about every carrier one could imagine. The crux of the problem here was he could never use his plan, except in an emergency. Why, because if he did and became pre-existing they would drop him and his lousy plan at $350 a month with a $6500 yearly deductible. I guess something is better than nothing, especially when you are talking about the dire consequences of not having health insurance and owning something like a house. Except of course when we recently went to Poudre Valley Convenient Care and they sent us to their ER because they didn't have the appropriate labs to treat his flu and we were incurred a bill well over $3,500 for what I will refer to as,"not good care." OK, all of this aside, we are very upset because having and keeping health insurance for us has been the bane of our existence. It has eaten up every disposable penny, we have made for decades. Over the last 5 year, we have paid over $100K in un-reimbursed out-of pocket expenses and premiums. Yes, I admit that I have had 2 surgeries for my joint's but $100K..wow! It is pretty obvious that we need some serious healthcare reform here in America. I am grateful everyday that Obama stepped in and did something and to think that basically his plan was originally a Republican idea. Maybe it is not like the wonderful socialized care that I had hoped for or that my brother and sister enjoy in Australia, as their citizens but it is a start. Oh yes, about Australia...what an amazing health care system they have. My brother has a serious, chronic health condition and for the last 10 years he has had the benefit of the most amazing health care available for not a penny out of pocket. His good friend Kathy had an aggressive brain tumor over 5 years ago and had the best state of the art treatment and is still alive years after her dire diagnosis. Oh gosh, I have already forgotten that Australia recently elected a conservative, Oops, I sure hope they don't have to struggle like us American's and settle for paying for health care that is rated 46 out of 48 among the nations.
September 17, 2013
My husband is only 55 but is in the unfortunate situation of living with severe and chronic pain. He is 96% disabled, receives miniscule disability payments and medicare, which is a joke. I shutter to think of what will happen if I am no longer employeed with a major company with decent healthcare coverage. Even still we are still out thousands of dollars a year for care.
May 25, 2013

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When you have questions about your health care, do you know who to ask?

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