In Good Health

Colorado Health Foundation Blog
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In partnership with The Colorado Trust and Caring for Colorado, we authored an editorial to be published in newspapers across the state about protecting and furthering the gains we’ve made in Colorado toward improved access to health care and coverage. As representatives and leaders within the philanthropy community, we felt it important to voice our thoughts and make this critical ask to policymakers: “What’s best for the people of Colorado?” We also wanted to share the editorial with everyone who receives information from our Foundation regularly to ensure that you understand our position on these issues. 

The editorial reads as follows. I invite you to share your thoughts or feedback with us directly.


The path to good health

Topics
Building Better Health
Coverage
Medicaid
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The holiday season is now upon us. As I reflect on 2016, I recognize all I have to be thankful for — a loving family, a wonderful home life and a very passionate and persistent Board and staff who are relentless about advancing opportunities for Coloradans to pursue good health and achieve health equity.

At our Building Better Health conference this fall, we celebrated that 93.3 percent of Coloradans had health coverage in 2015. Our state has worked hard and is setting an example on a national scale that, working together, Coloradans can have more opportunities to be their healthiest. 

Still, the election has been on the forefront of my mind. Regardless of your political views, the president-elect has left

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Holidays
Health
Coverage
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While the mountain communities we visited two weeks ago ready for ski season opening day, we wrapped up our third leg of our #HealthiestCO regional tour by visiting nine counties across the Northern and Northeast regions of Colorado. We’ve covered a lot of ground, having toured 25 of 64 Colorado counties. President and CEO Karen McNeil-Miller has shifted from sharing how long she’s been on staff to the number of counties we’ve visited, signaling a feeling of progress in stitching together the diverse quilt that depicts the celebrations and challenges of Colorado’s health story.  We still have a long ways to go, but here is what we learned on a sunny and bright day in Northern Colorado:

In Fort Collins, we

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Leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air. For some of you, it’s your favorite time of year. No, not only for that pumpkin spice stuff, but rather what you’ve been working for all year – the big push to make sure Coloradans get – and stay – covered.

At the Foundation, we seek to ensure that all Coloradans achieve stable, affordable and adequate health coverage. This is our goal because we know that health insurance leads to better access to care and better access leads to better health outcomes. Not to mention, having health insurance can help protect you and your family from large and unexpected medical bills.

The Foundation just finished hosting our third Building Better Health

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Building Better Health
Open Enrollment
Coverage