An indvidual is being held in the detention center here in Colorado following an arrest.
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Insurance Question from Evergreen, CO
Asked on 06/04/2010
An indvidual is being held in the detention center here in Colorado following an arrest. He has been here since November but does not go to trial until October. He was a resident of North Carolina but cannot get insurance issued there. Can he get health insurance here in Colorado?
Answer given on June 05, 2010
If the individual is incarcerated he shouldn’t need insurance…. for now. The facility that is holding him is responsible for his well being.
However, if he is seeking individual insurance, he should be able to apply for it since he’s been there for six months. Further, in the event he is denied individual insurance, he would be eligible for "Cover Colorado"’s plan, the high risk pool for Colorado.
The "guarantee issue" for all individuals doesn’t kick in until 2014 ( from the new health care bill ), only for dependent children at this time, so if he can’t get individual insurance he should be eligible for the CC plan. Here us the website for it:
It’s pretty simple to get a quote and then apply. The rates aren’t too bad, either, and they give you several deductible options.
Best of luck.
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