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SB 20-033

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Mar 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 11, 2020
  • House
  • Governor

Allow Medicaid Buy-in Program After Age 65


The bill authorizes working adults with disabilities who are over 65 years of age to continue participating in the existing medicaid buy-in program (program). as a state-funded program, without federal matching money, if, in part, the working adult: Is enrolled in or has applied for medicare; Is eligible for and receiving long-term care home- and community-based services or durable medical equipment as part of complex rehabilitative services or has extraordinary medical expenses, as determined by rule of the state board, that are not covered by medicare; Except as specified in the bill, was continuously enrolled in and receiving services through the medicaid buy-in program for at least one year immediately prior to attaining 65 years of age; and Continues to meet the work requirements for the medicaid buy-in program. The bill directs the department of health care policy and financing to seek federal authorization to expand the program to include individuals in the "work incentives eligibility group", which is defined to match federal eligibility criteria for individuals who are age 65 years or older with a disability who, except for assets or income, would be eligible for the supplemental security income program. The department shall submit necessary state plan amendments to implement the program and must implement the program by July 1, 2021. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Jack Tate

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 27

Rhonda Fields

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29

Susan Lontine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 1


Mar 11, 2020





Mar 11, 2020


Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services

  • Introduction
Public Health Care & Human Services


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 10, 2020


Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Mar 06, 2020


Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage

Feb 27, 2020


Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Appropriations

Feb 12, 2020


Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Health & Human Services

Feb 06, 2020


Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed

Health & Human Services

Jan 08, 2020


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (03/11/2020) PDF
Engrossed (03/10/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/08/2020) PDF
PA2 (03/06/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/13/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (03/05/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/12/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (02/26/2020) PDF


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