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Bill Detail: HB22-1289

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Title Health Benefits For Colorado Children And Pregnant Persons
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
S. Gonzales-Gutierrez (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Fields (D)
D. Moreno (D)
House Committee Public and Behavioral Health & Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 03/09/2022

The bill makes the following changes to health insurance coverage
for low-income pregnant people and children in low-income families:
  • Provides full health insurance coverage for Colorado
pregnant people who would be eligible for medicaid and
the children's basic health plan (CHIP) if not for their

immigration status and continues that coverage for 12
months postpartum at the CHIP federal matching rate;
  • Provides comprehensive health insurance coverage to all
Colorado children who would be eligible for medicaid and
CHIP if not for their immigration status;
  • Requires the state department of health care policy and
financing to create an outreach and enrollment strategy for
enrolling eligible groups into new coverage options;
  • Makes comprehensive lactation supports and supplies,
including breast pumps, a covered benefit for perinatal
people on medicaid and CHIP;
  • Draws down federal funds to improve perinatal and
postpartum support and requires that priorities for the funds
be determined through a stakeholder process;
  • Permanently authorizes an existing survey of birthing
parents, run by the state department of public health and
environment and increases the ability of the survey to
collect and report on the experiences of birthing people of
color in Colorado;
  • Creates a special enrollment period for health insurance
coverage due to pregnancy so that an eligible person can
sign up for insurance as soon as the person becomes
pregnant; and
  • Improves the quality of health insurance coverage available
through the health insurance affordability enterprise.

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