Hospital Discounted Care was created by the state of Colorado House Bill (HB) 21-1198. Patients who are at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) are eligible for Hospital Discounted Care. The program limits the amounts that low-income patients can be billed for health care services at hospitals and emergency rooms. It also limits the amounts billed from providers who work at hospitals and emergency rooms. Hospitals must give patients the chance to apply for discounted care when they receive services at the hospital.