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Mapping Data A to Z: Health Literacy

June 3, 2016
It’s important to assess Coloradans’ knowledge of how health insurance works. With more Coloradans insured than ever before, many policy conversations are shifting from whether people have coverage to whether they know how to use it.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Why Aren't Coloradans Getting the Mental Health Care They Need?

June 2, 2016
More than 442,000 Coloradans said they did not get the mental health care they needed in 2015. That’s one of ten residents of our state. The Tableau story above shows the reasons cited by those who did not get needed care. The data vary by age, gender, education, income and insurance. Click through the story to see the data.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data a to Z: Good, Very Good or Excellent General Health

May 31, 2016
How healthy do you think you are? Would you say you are in good or poor heath? Your answer may differ depending on where you live.

Filed in: Community Health

Mapping Data A to Z: Fair or Poor Oral Health

May 27, 2016
Even though more Coloradans have access to dental insurance, there are striking disparities in oral health, which may be fueled by income status.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Mapping Data A to Z: Emergency Department Use

May 24, 2016
Given all the attention Colorado’s emergency rooms have received in the past few legislative sessions, it’s fair to ask whether our state’s emergency department use has become an emergency.

Filed in: Community Health

Mapping Data A to Z: Dental Insurance

May 19, 2016
Prior to 2013, the percentage of Coloradans with dental coverage hovered stubbornly around 60 percent. But then came the Affordable Care Act and Colorado’s subsequent decision to expand Medicaid and add an adult dental benefit, and boom!

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

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Mapping Data A to Z: Churn

May 17, 2016
In 2015, every health statistics region in the state reported some degree of churn — a change in a person’s health insurance type or status in the past 12 months.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

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