CCHI advances the consumer voice to improve access to health care for all Coloradans by working statewide for progress toward equity, access, affordability and quality.
CCHI was created in 2000 to be a counterweight to powerful health care interests by building a cohesive consumer voice among health advocacy organizations and their constituents.
Health is fundamental to a person's overall well-being and ability to lead a productive life. However, a complex and inequitable health care system erects barriers that impede Coloradans' ability to achieve good health and can also jeopardize their financial security. These barriers arise through laws and regulations, health insurance, at the point of accessing health care services, or in the community.
CCHI works to:
Provide consumer assistance to resolve problems with health insurance, negotiate and appeal medical bills and protect consumers health and financial security from unfair practices in health care.
Develop and mobilize support for policy proposals to control health industry costs, improve access, affordability and move Colorado toward universal health care.
Engage underrepresented communities in Colorado to advocate for increased health equity.
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I really appreciate your kindness in reaching out throughout as we were working this billing issue. I'm happy to report that, as of last week, the hospital reviewed the documentation, downgraded the visit level, and resubmitted the claim to insurance. Insurance paid a portion of it and the hospital is now billing us only a small amount of approximately $310.00. I appreciate your time and the resources available on your website. On a side note, I've come to really appreciate your organization, the education you provide, and the advocacy you're involved in. I'm on the mailing list now, getting updates on consumer healthcare issues. I would love to be involved more in CCHI. I will look into volunteer/advocacy opportunities if that's the case. Thank you again. Have a wonderful day. Sally, Client of our Consumer Assistance Program
CCHI does an amazing job here in Colorado to make sure consumers don't get taken for a ride. There is somebody watching out for them every step of the way. I'm not sure the conversation that has happened about health care in Colorado would be where it is today without the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative's involvement. I certainly think that the "Got Insurance" campaign and the "Thanks Obama Care" campaigns have elevated the conversations about health care like no one else has. So, without CCHI there would be a whole lot more uninsured people in Colorado frankly. Amy Runyon-Harms, Progress Now
CCHI does incredible work advocating for and improving health care access for all Coloradans. As a member of CCHI's coalition, we're proud to participate in this essential work that informs effective health policy and impacts the health and well-being of thousands of LGBT Coloradans and their families.--Leo Kattari, (formerly) One Colorado
I consider CCHI one of my partners here at the legislature. When I'm looking at drafting legislation to try to help people in my district and across Colorado, I will always solicit the opinion of CCHI. Irene Aguilar, Colorado State Senator