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Aug 11, 2014

Straight talk on health care reform: Seniors and the ACA

Millions of Americans are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act. And yet it remains unpopular, even among seniors, many of whom have been seeing tangible benefits since the law passed in 2010.

According to the June Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, 47 percent of seniors have an unfavorable view of the law. That's down from an all-time high of 59 percent in 2011,(1) but still close to a majority.

Aug 7, 2014

2 generations advance with education, day-care supports

The majority of policies and programs aimed at low-income people target either children or their parents, but usually not both. Dual-generation poverty approaches, however, focus on both kids and their parents in order to foster upward mobility and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Aug 6, 2014

Parents can work, kids succeed with child-care support

Helping low-income families afford child care is an investment that will pay dividends for children, their families and the nation overall, according to a recent report that reviewed research on the subject.

Aug 5, 2014

Straight talk on health care reform: Comparison shopping

How much does a knee replacement cost? A Caesarean section? For years in Colorado, it was almost impossible to know.

In 2008, a group of Colorado health care and health insurance experts and advocates outlined a goal: Gather information about health care prices in a transparent, understandable way for Colorado consumers.

The goal was to help consumers make informed health care decisions. And by opening the books on price information, perhaps help to control costs.

Jul 29, 2014

For seniors, Colorado a top 10 state for health measures

Colorado consistently ranks in the top 10 states on a number of health measures for seniors, according to a recent United Health Foundation publication.

The report, America's Health Rankings, Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities, broadly evaluates where states stand on public health measures for seniors and offers recommendations for states on how to best care for an aging population.

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