ACA Implementation Fund Project
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires states to develop a Navigator program to educate and assist consumers in purchasing coverage through the health insurance exchanges established by the federal law. The three Project Partners, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI), the Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP), and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group Foundation (CoPIRG Foundation), have undertaken research and analysis to develop consumer driven recommendations for Colorado’s Health Benefit Exchange (COHBE or Exchange) Navigator program.
The project is supported by the Affordable Care Act Implementation Fund (ACA Fund), a collaboration of eight national foundations, The Atlantic Philanthropies, The California Endowment, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, Ford Foundation, The Jacob and Valeria Langeloth Foundation, and two anonymous funders, and The Colorado Health Foundation. The Project Partners worked with a Leadership Steering Committee, consisting of representatives from 6 organizations representing diverse constituencies (including Latinos, LGBT, those with chronic conditions, and low income women) who provided guidance and input in shaping the project.
Here is a summary of how the project was conducted. Below are three charts that summarize our findings.