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Colorado Medicaid Expansion 2016 Analysis
The moment Colorado decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2013, experts got to work forecasting what the state should expect. But none of the predictions fully captured what happened.
Colorado’s Medicaid expansion, which began in January 2014, was larger — and costlier — than almost anyone anticipated. And attention is now turning to the state’s long-term costs as Colorado prepares to begin picking up some of the Medicaid expansion tab from the federal government.