Colorado
Financial Assistance Policy
Colorado law requires hospitals that do not participate in the Colorado Indigent Care Program to provide financial assistance to qualified patients.

Colorado’s Hospital Payment Assistance Program, adopted in 2012, requires both nonprofit and for-profit hospitals to make financial assistance available to “qualified” patients on a community-specific basis. “Qualified patients” are individuals who 1) are uninsured, 2) have annual family income not exceeding 250 percent of the federal poverty level, and 3) received a service at a hospital at which the Colorado Indigent Care Program was not available. Colo. Rev. Stat. §25-3-112(2) (2012), (SB 12-134).