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Colorado Health Access Survey

February 18, 2017

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.

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Health Words 2017

January 6, 2017

What is an Arveschoug-Bird? How do you clawback, exactly? And remember when people were uninsurable? Working to compile this sixth edition of HealthWords, we were reminded how much and how fast the world of health and health policy changes.

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Colorado Access to Care Index

September 15, 2016

The ability of Coloradans to access health care improved a bit in 2015, according to the Colorado Access to Care Index. The index score increased to 7.8 in 2015 from 7.7 in 2013, both out of a possible 10 points, showing that access to care is trending upward and that some disparities based on income are narrowing.

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Block Grants and Waivers in Medicaid

December 6, 2012

As Medicaid costs escalate, decision makers are evaluating waivers and block grants as a potential coverage option that offers greater flexibility.

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A Fresh Look at Health Care Cost Drivers

December 6, 2012

Health care expenditures have risen dramatically over the past several decades, yet a number of options are being discussed to help mitigate these costs.

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Medicaid Reform: Challenges and Opportunities for Colorado

December 6, 2012

Faced with historic Medicaid caseloads and costs, Colorado launched the Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) in 2011 to reform how care is delivered and paid for in the Medicaid program. But has the ACC helped to improve health outcomes and lower costs?

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Not Your Mother’s HMO: Understanding New Health Payment Models

December 5, 2012

New health payment models are designed to reward high quality and attempt to slow the ever-increasing costs of health care.

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