Highlights and News

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.

Jul 23, 2014

Appeals court rules TABOR lawsuit can proceed to trial

A federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of TABOR, the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, moved another step forward yesterday.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 6-4 decision, rejected an appeal by Attorney General John Suthers, potentially clearing the way for the case to proceed to trial. The attorney general still has the option of appealing directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jul 22, 2014

Colorado gets top marks for long-term services for elderly

Colorado was ranked among the top states for providing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for long-term care in a recent report from The AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and the Scan Foundation.

Raising Expectations, 2014: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers ranked each state on five different measures and offered possible actions and improvements for both public and private entities.

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