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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: Social Determinants

July 17, 2016
What does it take to be healthy? You need to eat right, of course. Exercise is a must. And CHI has already stressed the importance of access to quality care. But there’s more to the equation.

Filed in: Community Health

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

Mapping Data A to Z: Question - Are You Likely to Check Statements From Your Health Plan Showing What You Owe or Paid?

July 7, 2016
Do you check the bill at a restaurant before paying? You never know what you might find. That goes for health care, too. Statements from your health plan show how much you owe or paid for the care you receive.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

Driving to the Doctor: Transportation as a Barrier to Health

July 6, 2016
Some Coloradans can’t afford health care. Some live in places without many doctors. And some pass up treatment because they have no way to get to their medical appointments. A lack of transportation can be hazardous to a person’s health.

Filed in: Health Coverage and the Uninsured

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