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Colorado Health Insurance Exchange Bill Signed into Law

 Yesterday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 200, which establishes a voluntary, competitive insurance market, as provided for by the Affordable Care Act. 

Colorado Develops Roadmap for Reform

The Colorado Office of Health Reform Implementation has developed a “Roadmap for Colorado” for the implementation of health reform.  

Colorado Doesn’t Make The Grade When It Comes to Maternal and Child Health

Colorado’s prenatal among worst. An article by Healthy Beginnings reported that Colorado ranks in the lower half of all states when it comes to prenatal care and low birth weight.

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Colorado Resources

Colorado: 2010 Tobacco Fact Sheet

The Legacy Foundation’s 2010 fact sheet on Colorado’s tobacco usage and state laws.

Issue Area: Colorado and Childhood Obesity

America’s battle with obesity has become an issue of national concern. Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are considered obese, which means having a body mass index (BMI) over 30%. However, the federal and state governments are taking steps to combat America’s obesity problem. This fact sheet discusses obesity, as it relates to Colorado residents, and what Colorado’s state government is doing to help their constituents.

Colorado Health Reform Fact Sheet

Implementing health reform in Colorado is a challenging process, particularly due to the state’s significantly high uninsured rate and racial and cultural diversity. Successful implementation of reform could bring many advantages to Colorado residents. This fact sheet highlights some of the benefits and obstacles associated with implementing health reform in Colorado.

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