Colorado Medicaid is now Health First Colorado

Medicaid in Colorado has a new name — Health First Colorado.  The name change was implemented in part to help eliminate confusion between Medicaid and Medicare.  Medicaid is still the name of the federal program, however.  Medicaid is one of the largest chunks of the Colorado state budget, so this name change will affect many people.  The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, which oversees the state’s Medicaid program, is conducting a large-scale advertising campaign that will alert Coloradans to the name change via radio, online, and bus stop/transit ads.  For more information on the name change, as well as membership and other information related to the program in Colorado, visit