How did this happen? What is at stake? What can be done? This booklet offers answers to these questions. One thing is clear. With the budget cuts forced in health care and public health programs, Colorado's fiscal crisis can be hazardous to your health.
The Roaring Fork Valley has a higher median income and lower rate of poverty than the rest of the state. However, the number of area residents who lack health insurance or rely solely on public insurance ??? nearly one in every four ??? is near the state average.
The San Luis Valley faces some of the greatest health care challenges in the state. Health care providers serve an area that encompasses about 8,000 square miles. The majority of people served, residents, migrants and seasonal farm workers, rely on public health insurance or have no health insurance coverage at all.
Weld County is growing faster than any other metropolitan area in the nation. Weld County is the third leading agricultural area in the nation, attracting an estimated 6,000 migrant workers every season. Rapid growth means a great demand is placed on the county???s health infrastructure.
A Boulder Daily Camera commentary explaining the goals of the Bell Policy Center's Referendum C Accountability Tour, to ensure the legislature does what Referendum C instructs them to do, to ensure Referendum C money is spent to increase Coloradans' opportunity and to explain how the money is spent.