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Health Care Resource Book (2020)

Health Care & Health Insurance
Public Health

The Legislative Council Staff's Health Care Resource Book is intended to serve as a reference guide for information on some of Colorado's major health care issues and programs.  The book is divided into two sections.

The first section covers health care spending; private health insurance regulation; the state’s health benefit exchange; an overview of public health care programs; and discussion of issues related to uninsured individuals.

The second section provides an overview of the state departments that are involved in health care matters in Colorado and the programs that fall under each department.  Program summaries include information on eligibility, costs, and services, and provide contact information for the programs.  Departmental and program budget figures are drawn primarily from the FY 2019-20 long appropriations bill (Long Bill) and the Joint Budget Committee Staff's Appropriations Report.  Please note that budget figures have been rounded.

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details