Medicaid in Colorado is known as Health First Colorado. Health First Colorado is public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Medicaid is funded jointly by the federal government and Colorado state government, and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing. Each state manages its own Medicaid program differently.
Every member of Health First Colorado has a primary care provider and belongs to a regional organization that helps connect you with the health care you need. Your primary care provider is your first contact for your health and wellness services. Health First Colorado will assign you to a primary care provider. You and your primary care provider belong to a regional organization that helps you make sure you get the health care and services you need.
Most Medicaid programs have no monthly premium but some programs allow people with higher incomes to buy into the Medicaid program if they meet certain criteria such as being a working adult with chronic medical conditions. Medicaid programs have very low copays when care is received.
For local help with enrollment into Health First Colorado please click here.