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Affordable Care Act in Action. By …. [Self Introduction slide]. Content. Introduction Basics on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Connect for Health Colorado Medicaid Expansion Expanding Coverage Conclusion. Three Pillars of Health Care Reform . Ensure Quality. Contain Costs.

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Affordable Care Act in Action

By ….

[Self Introduction slide]


  • Introduction

  • Basics on the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

  • Connect for Health Colorado

  • Medicaid Expansion

  • Expanding Coverage

  • Conclusion

Three Pillars of Health Care Reform

Ensure Quality

Contain Costs

Expand Coverage

Improving QualityEssential Health Benefits


Consumer Protections in the ACA

Rating on only 4 factors

Age (3:1)


Family size

Tobacco usage (1.15:1)

  • No exclusion for pre-existing conditions

  • No lifetime or annual limits

  • Guaranteed issue and renewability

Cost Containment

80/20 Rule

Rate Review

Expanding Coverage

  • Individual Mandate

  • Colorado will expand Medicaid to cover approximately 160,000 new Coloradans

  • Employer Responsibility

    • 50+ employees: must offer coverage or pay a penalty in 2015

    • Under 50 employees: no requirement but may be eligible for financial assistance

  • Dependents up to age 26 can stay

    on parents’ plans

Connect for Health Colorado

1-855-PLANS-4-YOU  (1-855-752-6749)

How much will Insurance cost?

Source: Avalere Health LLC

Financial Assistance for Individuals

Source: NASTAD, Premium Tax Credits and Cost Sharing Subsidies (Feb, 2013),

Medicaid Expansion

Colorado Medicaid

Source: Colorado Health Institute

You won’t have to go it alone!

Support for individuals and/or small businesses in-person or telephone using Connect for Health Colorado

Assistance Guides will offer:

  • Information on public and

    private health insurance


  • Access to assistance,

    training, and a certification

    program from a central

    support system

Where are your health care coverage guides located?

Expanding Coverage: How many uninsured adults and children stand to become insured after health reform in Colorado?

Source: Colorado Health Institute


First Enrollment Period for the Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace: October 1, 2013

New Individual Coverage begins: January 1, 2014

New Employer Coverage begins: January 1, 2015

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