Income, race, geography and other factors contribute to wide disparities in health outcomes across our state. We report on how Colorado residents are impacted by these inequities, and what they're doing about it.

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April 11, 2018
What Tax Reform Means for Health Equity in Colorado

Coloradans with low household incomes may be hurt, but not because of changes to their take-home pay.

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April 3, 2018
Medicaid Work Requirements Could Mean Fewer People Insured, Higher Costs

After the Colorado governor expressed support for Medicaid work requirements, a related Senate bill died in committee—but the debate is far from settled.

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March 27, 2018
Three Ways to Improve Kids’ Lives in Colorado

We all want healthy kids.

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March 15, 2018
“The Easiest Way to Die”

Teens and young adults are at greater risk of being shot dead than any other age group.

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March 7, 2018
Treating Depression in Colorado’s Farm Country

Farmers and ranchers face some of the highest rates of suicide. Can a new push for mental health services in rural Colorado help?

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March 2, 2018
Allison Neswood Fights for Justice

A health care attorney for the Colorado Center on Law & Policy discusses why fighting poverty and racism is essential to achieving good health.

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January 11, 2018
“I Didn’t Think You Could Jail Someone Just Because They Were Poor”

Debtors’ prison-like practices are rife in Colorado city courts, according to a recent report, and those living in poverty bear the brunt of them.

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December 20, 2017
Some of Us Drown in a Rising Tide

If you want to take advantage of the strong Colorado economy, it helps to be rich, white and male.

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December 13, 2017
How To Get Well Soon

In a time of deep divisions, can Colorado lawmakers make progress on health care issues that affect us all?

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December 4, 2017
Trickle-Up Economics

How a program that supports the self-determination of young, low-income women of color (and others) saves us all money.