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Cost of Health Care

The unpredictable and rising cost of health care affects our choices about how, when and where to seek care. It touches every part of our lives, as health care costs climb for individuals, families and employers. Learn more about cost solutions recommended by Coloradans and contribute your own ideas. You may have questions similar to those being voiced by other Coloradans. Learn more about how to find the care you need.

Are you looking for a doctor or other health care professional?
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative Health Coverage
Resource links can help you find programs that may meet
your health care needs.
Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved provides
links to other websites that provide comprehensive information
for people looking for health care services.

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January 14, 2014
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October 1, 2013
Deductibles are way too hard to manage, especiallly with monthly premiums high.
September 25, 2013
What nobody is talking about is that even with insurance, insurance carriers will deny claims, again leaving us to pick up the bills. Insurance is like a car that you buy but you don't get to test drive or even examine first. You might not use it for decades, then when you need it, you discover it doesn't have an engine. Somebody needs to hold the insurance companies responsible for what they promise to cover. Right now its not happening.
September 24, 2013
Are the 2014 Colorado Plans now availiable for review?
August 26, 2013

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Have You Ever Had To Choose Between Health Care and Other Needs?

Have You Ever Had To Choose Between Health Care and Other Needs?

Many Coloradans say they cannot afford health care. The rising costs of premiums, co-pays, deductibles and prescriptions are a growing burden on families and businesses in Colorado. What does affordable mean to you?
Many Coloradans say they cannot afford health care. The rising costs of premiums, co-pays, deductibles and prescriptions are a growing burden on families and businesses in Colorado. What does affordable mean to you?
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