Connecting health to justice.

Over 120,000 adults are involved in the criminal justice system in Colorado and the majority are now eligible for health insurance as a result of health care reforms.

Take Care Health Matters is a project created by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition to specifically improve health care coverage and access for justice involved people.

Justice involved people have a right to access health care

Empowerment through better health care

Health care can support the path to positive change. See more stories.


I have used Medicaid to obtain about $200/month of meds for my bipolar type II, ADHD, anxiety, and hormones. 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, Medicaid Consumer

I’ve used Medicaid to get my teeth cleaned (deep cleaned). I was able to go to the ER with kidney stones and an abscess on my right arm without any out of pocket cost. My prescriptions have all been $1. Without Medicaid, I would have medical and dental bills over $10k. I’m not worried to go to the doctor any longer. It’s great!

Jeremy, Medicaid Consumer

They’ve been good to me. I went to Denver Health the other day. Everything worked out great.

Philip, Medicaid 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.

Sheila, Medicaid Consumer