Care Facts

  • 591,624 (90%) of Colorado’s uninsured and eligible population may qualify for lower costs on coverage in the Marketplace, including through Medicaid.
  • Under the health care law, if your plan covers children, you can now add or keep your children on your health insurance policy until they turn 26 years old.
  • 50,000 young adults in Colorado have gained coverage already.
  • Health insurers are no longer able to charge more or deny coverage to anyone because of a pre-existing condition.
  • Colorado has received $62,685,346 in grants for research, planning, information technology development, and implementation of its Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • Health insurance companies now have to spend at least 80 cents of your premium dollar on health care or improvements to care, or provide you a refund.
  • Insurance companies are required to publicly justify their actions if they want to raise rates by 10 percent or more.
  • Since implementing the law, the fraction of requests for insurance premium increases of 10 percent or more has dropped dramatically, from 75 percent to 14 percent nationally.
  • The Affordable Care Act bans insurance companies from imposing lifetime dollar limits on health benefits.
  • 1,902,000 people in Colorado, including 696,000 women and 521,000 children, are free from worrying about lifetime limits on coverage.
  • In 2011 and 2012, 71 million Americans with private health insurance gained preventive service coverage with no cost-sharing, including 1,288,000 in Colorado.
  • In Colorado, people with Medicare saved nearly $74 million on prescription drugs because of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Preventive service coverage with no deductible or co-pay. Cost is no longer a barrier for seniors and people with disabilities who want to stay healthy by detecting and treating health problems early.
  • The health care law helps stop fraud in Medicare with tougher screening procedures, stronger penalties, and new technology.
  • From 2010 to 2012, Medicare spending per beneficiary grew at 1.7 percent annually, substantially more slowly than the per capita rate of growth in the economy.


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