Our impact in Colorado

News and perspectives on health care policy in Colorado

Our impact in Colorado

News and perspectives on health care policy in Colorado

Kaiser Permanente has served the residents of Colorado for more than 50 years. We are proud to be the largest nonprofit health plan and integrated health care organization in the state, serving 517,200 members through 34 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals.

Kaiser Permanente of Colorado’s 6,831 doctors and employees are focused on making the lives of our members and communities healthier — from the populous Denver/Boulder area, north to Fort Collins, south to Colorado Springs and Pueblo, and out west along I-70.

Our history — and our future — are deeply connected to organized labor, and more than 60% of our health care professionals are union members. In particular, our relationships with the Service Employees International Union and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union have played important roles in our efforts to give more people access to high-quality care and make care more affordable.

We believe it is important to engage in policy debates relating to access, affordability, and quality in health care among lawmakers and regulators.

Key issues in Colorado

Our impact in Colorado

Kaiser Permanente’s status as a nonprofit organization sets us apart from other health plans and allows us to live our mission as a comprehensive health care organization.

We’re committed to our social mission, and in 2020, we proudly invested more than $136 million in community health programs to improve the health of all Coloradans.

Learn more about our community health work in Colorado, including how we invested our resources, the types of projects we invested in, and some of our achievements.

Our care

  • Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition: 26 Kaiser Permanente medical offices in Colorado, representing nearly 375 Colorado Permanente Medical Group primary care doctors, have earned top-level Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for their patient-centered care, integrated teams, coordination, and tracking over time.
  • Quality and service recognition: Kaiser Permanente offers the top-rated private and Medicare health insurance plans in Colorado, according to annual rankings by the NCQA. Our private and Medicare health plans each consistently rank number one in the state, earning the top spot from 2008 through 2020.
  • Top-rated for Medicare Advantage: Kaiser Permanente is a top-rated option for seniors everywhere we operate, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of best insurance companies for Medicare Advantage. In Colorado, Kaiser Permanente and its Medicare Advantage health plan stand alone as being rated best in the state.

Our people 

Top Doctors: Each year, 5280 — the city magazine in Denver, Colorado — asks more than 7,500 area doctors which metro-area doctors they’d trust to treat themselves and their families. A number of Kaiser Permanente doctors, representing a wide range of specialties, have appeared on the resulting Top Doctors list over the past decade. Many have appeared on the list multiple years.