A new discounted hospital care policy recently took effect – is it working for Colorado patients?

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: November 4, 2022

For the past two months, Colorado hospitals have had to meet new requirements to provide discounted care to eligible Coloradans living at up to 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL), or approximately $69,000 in annual income for a family of four. This is due to the passage of HB21-1198, which was supported in 2021 by the Children’s Campaign. Now, the policy’s leading partners are working to understand how these new requirements are working for those seeking discounted hospital care.  

The Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP) and the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) want to hear how the process is working for patients. If you, or someone you know, encounter any issues under the new law, visit cohealthinitiative.org/hospital-discounted-care/ and click “Share your experience with Hospital Discounted Care” to raise awareness of issues that require ongoing advocacy. This page also provides a variety of resources to alert communities about the availability of hospital discounted care and spell out patients’ rights under the new law. 

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.