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Through media coverage, articles and news releases, learn about The Colorado Trust, our grantees and our collective efforts to achieve access to health for all Coloradans.
Forum Answers Tough Healthcare Questions
San Luis Valley residents benefited from the experience and knowledge of Colorado leaders during a recent health care forum in Alamosa.
Uninsured Young Adults: Are They Really Invincible?
Health Policy Solutions
by Emily King
What comes to mind when you think of the term “Young Invincible”? twenty-something chooses not to purchase health insurance, the thinking goes, because getting sick is not something he or she can even picture — a perceived invincibility – and there are plenty of more fun things to buy. Findings from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) suggest that last sentence isn’t true for most young adults between the ages of 19 and 29 in Colorado. In fact, a perceived “invincibility” is way down on the list of reasons that uninsured young adults lack coverage.
Get Insured, CSU — 1 in 4 Young Adults in Colorado Don’t Have Health Insurance
The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Do you have health insurance? CSU Wants to Know. If you’ve been on RamWeb recently (which you all should, getting ready for registration), you’ve no doubt seen the question asking about your health insurance. According to a new report from The Colorado Trust’s 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey, one out of four people aged 18 to 29 in Colorado don’t have health insurance.
More Colorado Young Adults Lack Health Insurance; Cost Cited as Key Reason
Denver Business Journal
by Mark Harden
More than a quarter of young Colorado adults lack health insurance coverage, with most citing cost as the reason, according to a report released Wednesday by The Colorado Trust.
La Mitad de los Jjóvenes Hispanos de Colorado Carece de Cobertura Médica
La mitad de los hispanos de Colorado entre 19 y 29 años carece de cobertura médica, debido al alto costo del seguro de salud y a no calificar para la ayuda gubernamental para obtener ese servicio, según un estudio publicado hoy en Denver.
State in Mental-health Crisis
The Durango Herald
by Cara DeGette
Nearly every day in Colorado, someone having a mental-health crisis tries to seek help at a hospital emergency room. A report, funded by several foundations and authored by the group Advancing Colorado’s Mental Health Care, ranked Colorado 32nd in the nation for public mental-health-care funding.
Colorado Advocates Rush to Save Kid Dental Benefits on Exchange
The Denver Post
by Michael Booth
Colorado health advocates are renewing a push to make child dental care mandatory on the new state insurance exchange, after federal officials declared the benefits "essential" but "optional." The number of Coloradans with no dental insurance jumped 17 percent in the three years before 2011, to 2.1 million kids, according to a Colorado Trust study. Some of those will benefit from the Medicaid expansion that is also part of 2014 health reforms.
The Risks of Aging in the Closet
Health Policy Solutions
by Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
While many older LGBT adults are reluctant to seek care, they face a more grim health outlook than their non-gay peers. A group called GLBT SUSTAIN, which stands for Seniors Using Support to Age in Neighborhoods, is trying to help seniors who live in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood get services from supportive caretakers close to home so they can age where they have spent their lives. The SUSTAIN group has now received funding from The Colorado Trust and is meeting to decide how to design programs to help older gay adults.
New Studies Show Consumers Overpaying Prescription Drugs Across Colorado
According to the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey, 22% of uninsured Coloradans are risking their health by skipping prescriptions because they are too expensive. Some huge price differentials were found by the survey of prices of the five top-grossing drugs at dozens of pharmacies around the state.
Univision’s Health News and Information Program “Tu Salud” Begins Second Season on March 16
Univision Colorado program provides Spanish-speaking families with the tools and information they need to navigate the health care system.