By convening stakeholders around outreach and enrollment, the First Access to Care Working Group has contributed to Denver’s success in decreasing its rate of uninsured residents. Since the start of the expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, it is estimated that nearly 100,000 previously uninsured Denver residents have obtained coverage, leading to a drop in Denver’s uninsured rate from 17-21% before 2014 to 4-9.5% today. Given this success, the Board of the Alliance has decided that it would be best to put the work of the First Access Group on hold for the time being.  We will no longer hold monthly meetings, but encourage you to attend the meetings of other outreach and enrollment groups in Denver:
– SNAP into Health Advisory Committee (contact Lisana Munoz for meeting information)

Newly Enrolled in Denver County since the Expansion of Coverage under the ACA, 1/1/15-2/26/16)

Since the start of the expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, it is estimated that more than nearly 100,00 previously uninsured Denver residents have obtained coverage through Medicaid and insurance plans at Connect for Health Colorado, leading to a drop in Denver’s uninsured rate from 17-21% before 2014 to 4-9.5% today.

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Sources:

HCPF – Increase in Medicaid Enrollment January 2014 – February 2016.

Connect for Health Colorado – Enrollment data for the first, second, and third open enrollment periods, adjusted to exclude (1) those estimated to have been previously insured in the first and second periods, and (2) those who re-enrolled in the second and third periods.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2015), Insurance Marketplace 2015 Open Enrollment Period: March Enrollment Report.

Kaiser Family Foundation (2014), Survey of Non-Group Insurance Enrollees and (2015), Survey of Non-Group

Health Insurance Enrollees, Wave 2.

Change in Denver County Medicaid Caseload, 1/1/2014 – 2/29/16

Denver’s adult Medicaid caseload has more than doubled since the expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Colorado in 2014.  More than 200,000 Denver residents are now on Medicaid.

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