WHAT IS MEDICAID?
Medicaid is a joint program of the state and federal government. It provides health insurance to low income families. Eligibility is determined strictly on income and resources. Disabilities and medical needs are not considered. A limited number of children receive Medicaid through waiver programs which determine eligibility based on a disability regardless of income. County Departments of Human Services determine eligibility. Applicants must be Colorado residents and United States citizens or be registered aliens with an INS card for at least 5 years.
Medicaid is automatic for people who have Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or participate in the Colorado Works Program (TANF).
Medicaid is a comprehensive insurance program. Preventative, in-patient and out-patient services are included.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Someone can apply for Medicaid and CHP+ if:
- They live in Colorado
- They are a U. S. citizen or
- A legal permanent resident or
- An asylee or
- A refugee
WHAT IS MEDICAID?
-Medicaid is health care insurance for families with children 18 and under, and pregnant women.
-There is no cost for children and pregnant women.
-Some adults may have to make small co-payments for each doctor visit or prescription medicine.
WHAT IS CHP+?
-CHP+ is low-cost health insurance for children age 18 and under and pregnant women.
-Some families must pay a small fee each year. The most families will pay is $35 each year, no matter how many children they have.
-Some families may have to make small co-payments for each doctor visit or prescription medicine. Co-payments are between $1 and $5.
WHAT HEALTH SERVICES DO MEDICAID AND CHP+ COVER?
-Regular check ups
-Mental Health Care
-Prenatal and postpartum care
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEDICAID AND CHP+?
-MEDICAID and CHP+ have different income limits. The program you or your children might qualify for depends on your income, family size and expenses.
WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO APPLY?
-At least one paycheck stub from this month or last month for all working members of the family over age 18. If anyone applying is pregnant, a note from the doctor that says when the baby is due.
-Do you need MEDICAID to pay for health care received in the last 3 months? If yes, send proof of income for those months and dates the services were received.
-A U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (INS) card, if you have one, for anyone who is applying for health care coverage.
HOW DO FAMILIES APPLY?
Families can go to the web site, www.CHPplus.org to download an application.
Families can also call 1 800 359 1991 to request an application. Applications are available in English and Spanish, and there are English and Spanish phone counselors answering the phones.
After the family sends in an application, it may take up to 45 days before they will get a letter telling them if their child qualifies.
Families must fill out a renewal application each year.
Families that are enrolled in CHP+ and have questions should call their health plan.�
CHP+ Health Plans:
- Colorado Access 1 888 214 1101
- Denver Health Medical Plan 1 800 700 8140
- Kaiser Permanente 1 800 632 9700
- Rocky Mountain HMO 1 800 346 4643
- CHP+ State Managed Care Network (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield)
1 877 523 8171
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