Conclusion of Legislative Session
This legislative session was successful for our vulnerable populations especially with the passage of two new laws:
- SB 200 enables Colorado to expand Medicaid up to 133% for all adults (parents and adults without dependents) to be implemented in January 2014.
- SB 242 promulgates a limited dental benefit for all adults on Medicaid, including pregnant women, adults with disabilities, parents, and adults without dependent children (including new expansion populations). A stakeholder process will be formed this summer and fall to detail the benefit, which will begin in April 2014. Email Aubrey if you wish to be engaged in this stakeholder process.
Adults without Dependents: Progress & Lessons
- A new data dashboard can be viewed here on the current limited enrollment of adults without dependent children in Medicaid.
- Department of Health Care Policy & Financing will be discussing lessons learned with the limited expansion of Medicaid for adults without dependents over the next few months. If you want to attend these meetings or call in, email Sonja Madera.
Connect Campaign Updates
The Connect Campaign is currently working through barriers and opportunities among health care providers so we can maximize readiness as well as recruitment efforts. Let Aubrey know if you have barriers or successes that you’d like to share, or join us at our next meeting in June!