Eagle and Pitkin Counties have a unique partnership whereby Eagle County processes all public assistance intake and eligibility applications for Pitkin County residents. See Economic Services main page for address and times.
For families and individuals. Medicaid
is available to pregnant women, children under the age of 18 (and in some situations the child's parents), adults over the age of 60 or permanently and totally disabled, working adults with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 64, and adults without dependent children between the ages of 19 and 64. Only US citizens and legal resident aliens are eligible for regular Medicaid. Pregnant, undocumented women are eligible for delivery costs only. For additional Information go to www.cdhs.state.co.us
- For pregnant women and children applications are available in English and Spanish.
- For adults over the age of 60 or permanently and totally disabled applications are available in English and Spanish.
The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing estimates that pursuing Medicaid expansion will allow more than 160,000 Coloradans to gain access to health coverage beginning January 1, 2014. The expansion allows Coloradans earning up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to become eligible for Medicaid:
- $30,657 per year for family of four
- $14,856 per year for an individual
Colorado Medicaid already covers children up to 133% of the FPL, so the new coverage would impact adults with Medicaid eligible children and other adults without dependent children. Many of those impacted are working individuals and families who had earned to much to qualify in the past, but not enough to afford private insurance. The expansion will take effect January 1, 2014. For more information about Medicaid visit Colorado.gov/hcpf.