Gov. Ritter: Education a key investment for economic growth; Bell to research state funding needs and revenue potential, start ???purposeful discussion???; Proposed federal regulation could cost Colorado hospitals $128 million; Health Care Day of Action draws hundreds to state Capitol; Economic snapshot: strong economy, high costs for the poor; Two reports examine how immigrants affect the U.S. labor force; Micro-loans help low-income women start businesses
Articles: Legislature considers full plate of opportunity-related education bills; Free school breakfasts help hungry kids start the day fed and ready to learn; Eligible citizens denied services due to new identification requirements; Earned Income Tax Credit payouts stimulate local economies; www.thebell.org gets a functional overhaul
This special flyer distributed at the Health Care Day of Action event at the state Capitol summarizes issues Colorado residents and employers face in paying the growing costs of health care coverage. It also lists the sponsors of the event and has a cartoon depicting the health care coverage crisis.
Employment dynamics have a direct effect on health insurance coverage because most people obtain their health insurance through their workplace. In 2002-04, about three-fourths (441,000 people) of working-age Coloradans (age 18-64) who were uninsured reported working at some point during the previous calendar year.