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How Do the U.S. Census Bureau's New Uninsured Numbers Stack up Against Other Estimates?

September 24, 2009

Within the course of one month, September 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau released uninsured estimates from two different federal surveys of U.S. households.

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Maternal and Newborn Health Indicators: Colorado CHP+ Enrollees, 2005-07

September 16, 2009

A 2009 analysis by CHI of select indicators from the Colorado Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (Prams).

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August 1, 2009

A glossary of the myriad terms and acronyms that are part of the ongoing health care reform discussions.

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Long-Term Care Glossary

May 4, 2009

A glossary of the terms and acronyms from the Colorado Alzheimer's Coordinating Council (CACC). The glossary lists definitions that explain important vocabulary and acronyms when discussing long-term care. Long-term care is defined as a range of supportive services for people with physical, cognitive or mental disabilities or conditions that limit their ability to care for themselves.

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Colorado's Mental Health Safety Net Primer

May 1, 2009

A primer describing the providers, users and financing for Colorado’s mental health safety net for low-income and medically-indigent Coloradans.

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The State of Colorado's Health Care Safety Net: Safety Net Indicators and Monitoring (SNIMS) 2009 Progress Report

May 1, 2009

CHI’s Safety Net Indicators and Monitoring System, a data-driven reporting system that identifies, describes and monitors Colorado’s health care safety net providers and the populations they serve annually.

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Primer: Colorado's Health Care Safety Net 2009

February 1, 2009

With nearly 800,000 uninsured Coloradans, historically high public health insurance caseloads and escalating health costs, the safety net plays a crucial role in the state’s health care system. This primer provides an overview and update of Colorado's safety net. Find a description of types of safety net providers in Colorado, as well as demographics of safety net users, types of payment, funding sources, and resources.

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