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Rural Colorado Mountain Towns Struggle to Find Affordable Coverage

A new study has found that health care costs in Colorado are still rising. A study by the Portland, Maine-based Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement found that health care costs for commercially insured individuals in Colorado increased by 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, while...

Colorado Ranks No. 7 in Health Outcomes, But Rural Health Access An Issue

Colorado ranks 7th in the nation for healthcare across 40 key measures, but the Centennial State still struggles to get its most at-risk residents to the doctor, according to a new study. The WalletHub study compared each U.S. state and the District of Columbia on cost, access and...

Rural Health Care Shortage in Colorado

“Health care in rural America is ill.” In Colorado alone, 13 counties (all rural) don’t have a single hospital, including 2 without a clinic. Check out this video on rural health in Colorado by the Denver Post, and read the entire article. Share this: Recommend on...

Cost of Health Care In Colorado

With health care costs continuing to rise, many opportunities exist to improve care provided and lower costs which can lead to a healthier Colorado. Statewide measures from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) can help identify variation so we can find ways to...

Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Reports Big Increase in Coverage Sign-Ups

Between Nov.1 and Nov. 13, more than 16,000 Coloradans selected health coverage for 2017 through the state health insurance exchange according to new data released today by Connect for Health Colorado, a marketplace for individuals, families and small employers seeking health care...

Medical Students Get Training in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs — Born in an old brick hospital looking out on downtown Colorado Springs, Cody Brevik has always considered this city home. Now, he wants to be the one who wears a white coat and cares for the Pikes Peak region’s next generation of natives and newcomers....

2015 Colorado Health Access Survey Results

The numbers are dramatic, according to the Colorado Health Institute. Nearly five million Coloradans have health insurance, and the state’s uninsurance rate fell to 6.7 percent. Here is an overview of the state of Colorado’s health access: Share this: Recommend on Facebook...

Health Perspectives: Kids’ Dental Care in Colorado

This infographic by the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved is part of a series that looks at health from different perspectives:   Share this: Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Share on Linkedin Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Tell a friend...

Colorado Health Institute: Uninsured Numbers

The Colorado Health Institute  looked into the newest estimates of uninsured, both Colorado and across the nation. The topline news: Uninsured rates have fallen in all states, but the drop has been bigger in states, like Colorado, that opted to expand Medicaid eligibility. Read the...

Childhood Health Coverage In Colorado Slightly Improving

Northern Colorado community radio station KUNC reports that the number of children living in poverty in Colorado has gone down for the second year in a row, and health insurance coverage for the state’s younger residents is the highest it’s ever been. According to federal...