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A Molar Mystery: More Coloradans Have Dental Insurance, So Why Aren’t They Using It?

August 25, 2016
One of the most puzzling results of the 2015 Colorado Health Access Survey has to do with the relationship between dental insurance and dental visits.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Zip Code Analysis of the Uninsured

August 12, 2016
In late 2015, CHI released an updated study showing how the geography of health insurance has shifted in Colorado since implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Well-Protected Paying for Health Care Needs

July 28, 2016
Last year, while playing lacrosse for Colorado College, a blow to the throat broke my cartilage in half. I now have a plate in my neck and a different voice, but am otherwise recovered. While the injury was scary, it was nothing compared to the scare I got when I saw the astronomical hospital bill after my surgery.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Views on the Health Care System

July 26, 2016
Health care jumped to the top of the list of contentious dinner table subjects, right up there with religion and politics, during the debate about the Affordable Care Act in 2009 and 2010. Views about the health care system were strongly held and loudly expressed. These days, the debate tends to be quieter, and many people are a bit happier. But that doesn’t mean disagreements have disappeared.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Usual Source of Care

July 22, 2016
When I moved to Denver last month, everything felt foreign to me. I had to use a GPS to find my new house, and didn’t know what Five Points was until someone told me I lived there.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: The Coverage Landscape

July 20, 2016
Where you live in Colorado often provides one clue to your type of insurance coverage — or your lack of coverage.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Rise In Underinsurance

July 13, 2016
Congratulations! You are one of the half million Coloradans to gain health insurance since 2013. But wait! What’s this $500 doctor’s bill? Sorry to say, but you might be one of the 16.4 percent of Coloradans who are underinsured.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

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