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To Expand or Not to Expand: The Facts on Colorado’s Medicaid Expansion

December 6, 2012

CHI provided this fact sheet and presentation to policymakers and other health care leaders who attended the 2012 Hot Issues in Health Care legislative conference.

The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) settled many issues and set the stage for the implementation phase of the federal health reform law. But it left other questions unanswered. Perhaps the biggest is whether states, freed from a mandate to expand Medicaid coverage, will decide to go ahead anyway. In Colorado, that question is up for debate. At the same time, the process for making the decision remains unclear. CHI expects the issue to be a key topic of discussion and debate during the 2013 legislative session. 

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