Key Issues / Safety Net
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, as well as broader access to care issues.
- Introduction to SNAC Lab
The Colorado Health Access Survey – the CHAS – is the premier source of information on health insurance coverage, access to health care and use of health care services in Colorado. Findings from the 2015 CHAS, released September 1, 2015, give a detailed picture of Colorado’s changing health landscape.
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.
- 2016 PRIMER
This primer provides an overview of the health care safety net in Colorado, including definitions, who uses the safety net and where the money comes from. Additional resources are also provided.
CHI offers HealthWords, a glossary, to help navigate the many terms and acronyms that are part of Colorado’s health care discussions.
CHI provided this fact sheet and presentation to policymakers and other health care leaders who attended the 2012 Hot Issues in Health Care legislative conference.
Access to medical care contributes to improved health and a reduced need for more costly medical care. The health care workforce and the safety net are two key aspects of the health care system that help determine if people have access to care.