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RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Jun 23, 2017
Three Reasons Why the Senate’s “Better Care” Bill is Anything But  The nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute predicts that we will see 630,000 fewer insured Coloradans and face state budget los...
Jun 21, 2017
Tomorrow, U.S. Senate Republicans are expected to finally reveal their secret health care bill - a bill so secret that many members of their own caucus don't know what's in it. When the House passed their deeply unpopular plan last month, many hoped that the Senate would greatly improve it. So far, those hopes have yet to be realized. It seems that...
Jun 20, 2017
Kansas Governor Brownback’s “real-live experiment” with radical tax cuts to promote economic growth is over. The major tax cuts did not deliver what was promised - economic growth. In fact, Kansas saw a 4.8 percent economic...
Jun 20, 2017
Spotlight on Research: Respite Care The work of a caregiver is rewarding – and exhausting. Often, family caregivers need a break from their responsibilities, but services that can help aren’t widely available. That’s why the Bell is partnering with the Colorado Department of Human Services, Easterseals of Colorado and others to implement the...
Jun 20, 2017
We know that when parents have access to programs that further their education and skills while their children receive quality early education, both generations have a fairer shot at success. The Bell Policy Center is working with Civic Canopy to provide research and policy development support to the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SW...
Jun 1, 2017
Survey Shows Americans Doing Better Financially, But It Depends on Their Income Seven out of ten American households report they are “living comfortably” or “doing okay” in 2016, an increase of one percentage point since 2015 and eight percentage points higher than 2013.  However, the improvements in well-being are concentrated among those...
Jun 1, 2017
America’s education and skills-development system must change in order to meet the needs of our future economy and workforce. But can it? That was the question posed by the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center in a survey...
Jun 1, 2017
During this past legislative session’s debate over the Colorado Secure Savings Plan, opponents argued that the proposal was not needed because workers without a workplace plan could just open an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to save for retirement. A recent Wall Street Journal article disputes that argument, highlighting that while most wo...
Jun 1, 2017
Working people need paid time off to care for themselves and their family members. Research shows that our workplaces aren’t uniformly providing it. Nationwide polling and voter opinion here in...
May 10, 2017
Sometimes, the right answer during a legislative session isn’t to run a bill. Instead, it’s to rely on relationships built over the years, and to work collaboratively in moving our priorities forward. That was the case this session with efforts by the Bell and the Fair Lending for a Thriving Colorado coalition to increase the transparency of studen...

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