Coloradans can apply for health care at any time – and it’s easy to do!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 11, 2020

Do you need health care coverage? You’re not alone. Many Coloradans have recently lost their jobs, their healthcare, or both. During this pandemic – which is creating both health risk and increased stress and anxiety – it is especially important for all Coloradans to have health care coverage. If you are in need of support, you may have options you haven’t considered before.  

Any Coloradan in need of health care should consider applying for Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). 

Find information about these two programs below:  

  • You can apply any time of the year  
  • Don’t assume you don’t qualify — there are different eligibility categories for different situations.   
  • Anyone can apply online at or by phone at 1-800-221-3943 (Press “1” for phone applications)  
  • Want to learn more? Check out enrollment info for more information. 

If you don’t quality for Health First Colorado or CHP+, you may qualify for financial help to purchase private health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado, which is Colorado’s individual and family marketplace exchange. The financial help you can get to lower your monthly payment is called a Premium Tax Credit. Find more information about this program at: 

If you are insured and want to ensure that the people in your community are coveredkeep people informed of their options by spreading the word! 

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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