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Mapping Data A to Z: Oral Health Visits

June 29, 2016
Experts recommend at least one visit to a dentist or dental hygienist every year to maintain good oral health. The majority of Coloradans are taking this recommendation. 68.3 percent saw a dentist or hygienist in the past year. But nearly one of three Coloradans didn’t make that visit.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Needed Specialist Care But Didn't Get It Due To Cost

June 23, 2016
It isn’t news that health care — particularly specialty care — costs a lot. Nowadays, people often expect their MRI or specialist visit to run into quadruple digits. Many hoped that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would change that. It hasn’t — at least not yet.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

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Mapping Data A to Z: Mental Health Status

June 21, 2016
Everyone experiences mental health differently. We all have our ups and downs — stressful days at work, troubles with finances or conflicts with friends. But for some, these down days persist and interfere with usual activities.

Filed in: Community Health

Mapping Data A to Z: Likely to Check If Doctor is In-Network

June 16, 2016
Enrolling in health insurance is tricky. But it’s not all rainbows and unicorns once you have coverage. Knowing how to actually use your health insurance is a whole other beast.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Kids' Dental Insurance

June 14, 2016
As I shared in an earlier CHAS insight, the percentage of Colorado kids with dental insurance is at its highest point – nearly 85 percent of children and youth under age 19. But dental coverage looks very different depending upon where you live.

Filed in: Community Health

Mapping Data A to Z: Job-Based Coverage

June 9, 2016
Employers have served as the cornerstone of the U.S. health insurance system since World War II, when businesses began offering the benefit to employees. Job-based coverage has been on the wane in recent years, with 50.9 percent of Coloradans receiving insurance from their employer in 2015.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Individual Market

June 7, 2016
No other insurance market experienced more regulatory changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act than the individual market. So with all of this shake up, what has happened in this market?

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

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