Office of Saving People Money on Health Care

The Office of Saving People Money on Healthcare (OSPMHC) is the cornerstone of our efforts to reduce the cost of healthcare for Coloradans. We are working to reduce patient costs for hospital stays and expenses, improve price transparency, lower the price of prescription drugs, and make health insurance more affordable. This office will focus on identifying and addressing the root causes of the outrageous cost of health care -- not just shifting the costs around but truly addressing the underlying causes.

There are many state departments that impact issues that contribute to Coloradan’s health and health care costs. This office is dedicated to ensuring coordination and collaboration across our state government to help Coloradans save money, and make sure every person gets the care they need.

More Information on Healthcare

Notice of Request for Applications (RFA) for Medical Financial Partnership (MFP) 

Deadline Extended to May 10, 2023

RFA Title: Medical Financial Partnership (MFP) Pilot Program

Agency: Colorado Office of the Governor / Office of Saving People Money on Health Care (OSPMHC)

Anticipated Awarded Amount: $150,000 per year  

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 5:00 MT

RFA Link

RFA Addendum

The OSPMHC is launching a pilot Medical Financial Partnership program (MFP) to alleviate the burden that people experience when facing high healthcare costs. The intent of the MFP is to help families navigate the costs of a health crisis to avoid a concurrent financial crisis.

A Medical-Financial Partnership (MFP) is a collaborative arrangement made between health care providers and community-based organizations that provide a variety of financial services alongside health care services aimed at improving financial security for patients and families.

The OSPMHC posts this competitive RFA to determine the most suitable organization to meet the needs of the program. Full details may be found in the RFA document.

Colorado's First Long COVID Report Identifies Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19

In January 2023, the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care released their first annual Long COVID report which includes a synthesis of  available data and recommendations on Colorado’s response to and preparedness for the short and long term impacts of Long COVID.

Report Highlights Impacts of High Health Care Costs on Coloradans

In October 2021, the Office of Saving People Money on Health Care (OSPMHC) released report illustrating the critical importance of addressing out-of-pocket expenses for consumers, which can cause significant financial and emotional distress, especially for those living with chronic diseases. Explore the fact sheet and read the report.