Stories are the currency we use to share our lives and experiences with others. Meet some of the people and organizations served by Foundation-funded programs, and learn how they are making a difference in communities across Colorado.

 

In July 2014, 83-year-old Catalina Gonzalez was in a tough situation: A paperwork glitch left her without Medicaid and without benefits through the Medicare Savings Program, which…

In 2007, Ada Menzies met a social worker who helped her elderly parents living in Edgewater. After her parents died, the social worker encouraged Menzies to attend a therapy group…

In the process of expanding her residential and commercial cleaning business to include organizing services, Megan was given some bad news. The pain she was…

Redmon, Mallory Redmon is looking forward to the chance to tweak her own health coverage this open enrollment while she nurses a sore runner’s ankle. Redmon, a Young…

The hardy souls populating Leadville — altitude: 10,152 feet; average low in January: 3.1 degrees — have always learned to adapt. So that’s what coverage guide Lee…

For all the complex debate about health reform policies, the massive changes to health coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act still pay off in their most tangible form at the…

For our five-year review of the Affordable Care Act in Colorado, we asked doctors to tell us how their practices and payers have changed as a result of the comprehensive law. Meet…

The numbers have indeed changed in five turbulent years: The totals of uninsured dropping by the millions. Leaping insurance premiums, for now, calming to relatively tame levels.…

The Affordable Care Act has survived more than five years of nonstop challenges nearly intact. Yet even those inclined to endorse its sweeping benefits point out the act’s internal…

For decades, residents of the vast San Luis Valley have found their way to basic health care services. No one was turned away. But many left emergency rooms and doctors’ offices…