Providing Resources & Education for all your Health Related Questions

Financial Support & Health Insurance

Health insurance and ability to afford health care services are two of the biggest indicators of your health. In other words, if you have great health insurance and enough money to pay for all of your basic needs, transportation, and prescriptions or medical co-pays, you will be healthier than someone who does not. Our goal is to make sure that you have all the information you need to be able to have adequate health insurance and financial support so you can be as healthy as possible. We have excellent community resources to assist you, all the way from basic needs (like rent/mortgage, utilities, food, childcare) to specialized needs (like medical co-pays, prescription assistance).

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It is also important for you to know about health insurance. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, everyone is required to have health insurance. There are certain cases where you may claim an exemption. It is also important for you to know that state programs like Medicaid and Children’s Health Plans Plus are NOT charity programs. Those are programs paid for by your taxes. If you have ever paid taxes, including but not limited to income, property and sales, you have paid into these programs. Again, they are not charity programs. The same is true for the federal tax credit program to make insurance purchased on Connect for Health Colorado.

So feel comfortable and confident in these resources. Our community is here to support you through hard times so you can get back on your feet.

HEALTH INSURANCE

DORA – Division of Insurance  Ask a question or make a complaint about your health insurance.

CHP+  Health insurance for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance

Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)  Financial assistance for those who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford private health insurance

Connect for Health Colorado  Private and Employer Health Insurance

Health First Colorado  (Medicaid) Health insurance for low-income Colorado residents, please contact Grand County Social Services for an application at (970) 725-3331

Medicare  Health insurance for anyone 65 years of age or older

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Grand Angels  Food Pantry and Financial Support

Grand Beginnings  Childcare Resource and Referral, Parenting Classes, Childcare and Early Education Scholarships

Grand County EMS Financial Assistance Application  Financial Assistance Application

Grand Foundation  Child Non-Academic Scholarships, Financial Support – Cancer, grants available that address current and future needs in the areas of Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Amateur Sports and Environment

Grand County Housing Authority  Affordable and Senior Housing

Grand County Public Health  Immunizations, Expectant Mother, Prescription Assistance, Education & WIC

Grand County Rural Health Network  Patient Navigation, Health Education and Health Related Financial Support for Adults & Children

Mercy Housing/Wapiti Meadows  Affordable Housing

Mountain Family Center  Food Shelf, Clothing, Activities & Health Related Financial Support for Adults, Children & Cancer patients

Mountain Parks Electric Charitable Trust  Anyone with a specific funding need

Northwest Colorado Center for Independence  Disability Resource