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Take Care Health Matters Consumer Guide

More people can now get Medicaid in Colorado! This includes people who are or were involved in the criminal justice system. This means more people can go see a doctor, dentist, or therapist. This guide has information to help you get the medical, dental and treatment services you need.

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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out of the ER Brings Multiple Benefits

National Public Radio

Helping justice involved people navigate the health care system is extremely important in helping to achieve health outcomes and reduce the over-utilization of emergency rooms.

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Out of Prison, Uncovered

The Marshall Project

Enrolling justice involved people in Medicaid not only decreases recidivism rates, it improves health outcomes and saves money; yet many states that expanded Medicaid do not enroll people upon release.

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Testimonials

I was able to go to the hospital for abscesses without needing to worry about cost. Medicaid has literally saved my life multiple times!

Derek
DerekMedicaid Consumer

It’s been good so far. Pays for my methadone and I got a primary care provider.

WalterMedicaid Consumer

It means the world to me and love it and have less stress to deal with. It’s always a good thing to be able to go and get help without worries of money

SheilaMedicaid Consumer

Obamacare has allowed me to go the methadone clinic for free which before being a student, I was without health insurance for a year. So for my generation in my income level it has been great!

CallaMedicaid Consumer

Quick Fact

On any given day, over 100,000 individuals are involved in the criminal justice system in Colorado. It is estimated 70% – 90% will be eligible for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.