By serving Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and by prioritizing Coloradans of color, we keep equity at the heart of our work to bring health in reach.
Assessing the Economic and Budgetary Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Colorado: FY 2015-16 through FY 2034-35
This independent analysis measures the impact of Medicaid expansion on Colorado’s economy – jobs, household earnings, economic activity – and state budget. Findings reveal that in the two years since implementation, Medicaid expansion in Colorado has added 31,074 jobs, increased economic activity by $3.8 billion and raised average annual household earnings by $643. Projections out to fiscal year 2034-35 show the significant and positive effect of expansion on Colorado’s economy will continue. Learn how Medicaid is impacting the state’s economy:
Dozens of Colorado communities have felt real and substantial impacts from the economic activity sparked by Medicaid expansion. Across the state, a healthier Colorado economy is rising on a foundation of community health spending.