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What are the Colorado Medicaid income limits?

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Colorado Medicaid income limits vary for different classifications of applicants such as pregnant women, children, parents, caretaker relatives and adults without dependents, reports the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Income calculations use modified adjusted gross income and the federal poverty level.

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In Colorado, pregnant women qualify for Medicaid if their household incomes are not over 195 percent of the federal poverty level as of 2015, explains the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Children 18 and under qualify for Medicaid if their household incomes are below 142 percent of the federal poverty level. Other adults qualify if their household incomes are 133 percent of or below the federal poverty level. Colorado is among the states that have expanded Medicaid coverage to include low-income adults without dependents, states Medicare.gov.

Colorado operates its own state-based marketplace at Colorado.gov where residents can go to assess their eligibility and apply for Medicaid, according to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The site has an online eligibility tool as well as an application form. Alternatively, people can apply for Colorado Medicaid by phone, by mail or in person at a Colorado Department of Human Services county office.

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