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Temporary Suspension Of Medicaid Requirements

Concerning the temporary suspension of certain statutory requirements for medical assistance programs.
2023 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

As a condition of receiving federal money under the federal "Families First Coronavirus Response Act", the state was required to maintain the enrollment of nearly all individuals receiving medicaid until April 1, 2023, at which point states are given 14 months to return to normal eligibility and enrollment operations. Additionally, due to the declared public health emergency in Colorado in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to effectuate the federal continuous enrollment requirement, the governor suspended certain statutory requirements related to enrollment and cost sharing in medical assistance programs. The bill suspends these requirements statutorily for the 14 months after April 1, 2023.

The bill suspends certain other statutory enrollment and cost-sharing requirements until May 31, or June 1, 2024, and other statutory enrollment requirements until 12 months past the declaration of the end of the federal public health emergency.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. B. Kirkmeyer, Sen. R. Zenzinger
Rep. S. Bird, Rep. R. Pugliese


Sen. J. Bridges
Rep. R. Bockenfeld, Rep. E. Sirota


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