Education Library

This collection of resources has been produced by Insuring Our Future and our partner organizations as education materials. They are available to download and share as PDFs.

  • Key Dates

    Health Care Reform Dates

    This fact sheet lists several dates Coloradans need to be aware of with the new Connect For Health Colorado health insurance marketplace and changes to Medicaid.

  • Understanding FPL

    Understanding the Federal Poverty Level

    The federal government issues annual guidelines defining the poverty level for the United States, which is called the Federal Poverty Level or FPL. A percentage of the FPL is used to determine eligibility for many social service programs, including Medicaid.

  • Key Facts

    Health Care Reform Key Facts

    Here are some key facts about health care reform and what is at stake.

  • 101

    Colorado’s Health Insurance Marketplace 101

    Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado, is a brand new, one-stop online marketplace where Coloradans can shop for and compare health insurance plans. Here is some information about how it works.

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    CCHI Reform Overview

    The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative created this one-page health reform summary that shares everything you need to know about how to get health insurance.

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    Medicaid Basics

    Medicaid pays for doctors’ visits, hospital bills, prescription drugs, long-term care and other health needs if an individual or family meets eligibility criteria. Here is some information on how it works and who qualifies in Colorado.

  • Medicaid Eligibility

    2014 Medicaid Eligibility Graph

    This graphic shows who, in 2014, will be eligible for public insurance under the Medicaid expansion.

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    Medicaid & Managing Health Care Costs

    Medicaid’s value to Coloradans is to provide affordable, accessible health care, but it is also one of Colorado’s largest budget responsibilities. For Medicaid to be sustainable we must find ways to control costs – and that’s exactly what we’re doing.

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    Colorado’s Working Families & Medicaid

    Who would be helped if Colorado offered Medicaid to more working families? Here are the types of Coloradans who could benefit if Colorado takes full advantage of the opportunities available in health care reform by expanding Medicaid to 133% FPL.

  • IOF Cost Shift

    Understanding the Cost Shift

    Having health insurance makes a difference in people’s lives. Follow Lisa’s path through the health care system when she does or does not have Medicaid coverage, and see how costs are shifted to pay for her care.

  • IOF Postcards

    Medicaid Matters

    Medicaid is making a difference in Colorado every day. This collection of twenty postcards were created to help explain the many different ways Medicaid matters to Colorado.

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    2014: Colorado’s New Health Coverage Options

    This infographic from the Colorado Health Foundation helps explain health coverage options, provides information on important dates and where to learn more.