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Counting Colorado's Uninsured 2015: The Latest Estimates

The Colorado Health Institute delves into the newest estimates of uninsurance, both Colorado and across the nation, from three new surveys. read more

King v. Burwell: What's Next for Colorado After the Supreme Court Ruling?

The Colorado Health Institute analyzes the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold insurance subsidies across the nation and identifies four questions for Colorado policymakers to answer moving forward. read more

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Noteworthy Numbers

The Colorado Health Institute visits the most interesting numerals from a month of health and healthy policy stories. read more

2015 Legislation In Review

Legislation in Review examines the trends, politics and budgetary pressures that shaped health care policy in 2015. The report also looks at unfinished business that is likely to return in 2016. read more

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County Data Workbooks

The Colorado Health Institute has assembled these Local Data Workbooks to help counties analyze the characteristics of their communities. read more

Filling the Dental Gap

Colorado reached a historic milestone in 2014 when it began offering dental insurance to each of the state's 1.1 million Medicaid clients. This decision places Colorado among the nation's leaders when it comes to oral health coverage for those with the lowest incomes. read more

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Behavioral Health in Colorado

The Colorado Health Institute studied six practices that are testing an array of approaches to integration, tailoring models to their locations, their client populations, their workplace cultures, and their available resources, among other considerations. read more

Legal Marijuana Comes Into Focus: An Analysis of Colorado's Policy Landscape

The size and scope of Colorado's marijuana market is beginning to come into focus in this second year of legalization.This analysis by the Colorado Health Institute has identified six key policy lessons. read more

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Colorado Access to Care Index

On a scale of one to 10, how easy is it for a Denver resident to get health care? What about someone living on the Western Slope? Does race or ethnicity make a difference? What about income? read more

Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM)

Colorado is involved in an extraordinary undertaking: bringing experts from across the state to develop a vision to transform our health care system. read more

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Colorado's Health Care Safety Net

Colorado’s health care safety net, the network of clinics and providers that care for the most vulnerable residents, is growing and changing. To better understand the changes in Colorado’s health care safety net, it is necessary to understand its structure. read more


The Colorado Health Institute and its Safety Net Advisory Committee (SNAC) are engaged in a learning laboratory called SNAC Labs. The work is focused on Medicaid's Accountable Care Collaborative pilot program in Colorado and its potential as a transformative model of health care,… read more

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County Profiles

The Colorado Health Institute's Data Repository offers two options for county-level health data. A quick health profile - available by rolling over the individual county – gives a glimpse of population, household income, health insurance status and Medicaid and CHP+ enrollment. To delve deeper, click on the county to download spreadsheets with detailed demographic, health coverage and workforce data.

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