Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Why fixing Colorado’s health care system is becoming more about housing and less about insurance

For years, Colorado lawmakers have worked relentlessly to reform the state’s health care system. But that work has often focused on just one narrow area: health insurance. From expanding access to Medicaid, to setting up a state health insurance exchange, to engineering a complicated reinsurance program to creating the Colorado Option, a government-designed health plan, […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News

COVID vaccines for the youngest Coloradans are here. We have answers to your questions.

As a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Sara Saporta-Keating knows well the toll the coronavirus has had on the country’s youngest residents. The United States has recorded more than 2.5 million cases of COVID-19 in kids ages 4 and younger, according to data presented last week to a Centers for […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: The reality is the state of children’s mental health is getting worse

A year has passed since Children’s Hospital Colorado first declared a state of emergency for youth mental health last May. Not a single day has gone by that our organization has not grappled with the human impact of this staggering crisis across our health system. It’s evident in the eyes of the social workers in […]

Posted inClimate, Environment, Equity, Health, News

How Colorado’s changing climate is putting children’s health at risk

This March, Colorado State Sen. Faith Winter stood at a podium in the State Capitol and spoke to a gathered crowd about reducing the state’s air pollution. After introductions, Winter, Gov. Jared Polis and others unveiled a package of environmental bills that aim to increase access to public transit, build more energy efficient buildings, and construct safe […]