health care
Case Study: Experiences battling debt drive reform of hospital financial assistance laws in Colorado

Case Study: Experiences battling debt drive reform of hospital financial assistance laws in Colorado

This brief, co-published with Community Catalyst, tells the story of HB-1198 from conception through passage and the beginning of implementation. It is a story that begins with the experiences of the people in our communities who search in vain for hospital services they can afford, the people who are drowning in hospital bills after a sudden illness or injury, and the people who are suffering long-term financial distress because they were denied access to coverage or financial assistance.
Budget Cuts and Health Access

Budget Cuts and Health Access

This 10-page analysis shows how proposed cuts to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing's budget will likely have adverse effects on Coloradans’ ability to access health care -- particularly in rural parts of the state. The report was published on June 5,...

Vital Signs

Vital Signs

Research consistently shows a direct correlation between income, race, where you live and your health. In general, health outcomes for low-income Latinos, Blacks and other people of color are not as favorable as the outcomes for affluent White people. Colorado is no...