How Amendment 69 Could Affect Your Child Support Calculation

By Carrie Eckstein

When you go to vote this November you will see the proposed Amendment 69 on your ballot. If passed, this will amend the Colorado constitution to create a single-payer health care system called “ColoradoCare.”  IF this is passed, a board of trustees would coordinate the payment and treatment for Coloradans health care services, and would also approve the additional income taxes to pay for the system as it will not be subject to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). Colorado residents would not have copays or deductibles for Colorado services. If this passes, child support calculations and the sharing of uninsured medical expenses may need to be reviewed and potentially modified if the there’s at least a 10 percent chance in the costs of child support.

If your current child support calculation includes one party covering the children’s portion of medical insurance, and then that coverage is no longer applicable and needs to be reviewed because ColoradoCare will cover the payment. Child support is only modifiable prospectively from the date you file a Motion for Modification (but for very limited circumstances).  Child support can only be modified if the amount changes by at least 10 percent. Contact The Harris Law Firm for a free case consultation if you have questions about your current child support payments, and how they may change if Amendment 69 passes.

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