High-Risk Pools: What To Know

This year on Groundhog Day, I’m contemplating a health policy idea that ought to go back into hiding: high-risk pools.

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Insurance & Middle Class Health Squeeze

The squeeze demands real policy solutions.

Helping Colorado Adults Succeed

After being the last state in the nation to dedicate state funds to adult education, Colorado now is boosting adult literacy and education.

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Colorado’s Budget Faces Immediate Pressure from Changing Demographics

It is crucial we act now in order to be well-positioned for our demographic future.

Answers We Need in 2017

As the Bell Policy Center heads into 2017, we will remain committed to a strong and vibrant cycle of opportunity for all Coloradans. We’re adapting that commitment to new realities that require us to reframe the questions that drive our work.

Highlights from 2016

In 2016, we made some great strides for opportunity in Colorado. Here is what we're most proud of.

New Action Plan on Aging Strengthens Economic Opportunity

Colorado should act now to meet critical goals for 2030 that, if reached, will ensure the success of “older Coloradans and their families by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, providing livable communities, and protecting the most vulnerable populations.” 

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Making Sense of Rising Medicaid Costs

Medicaid’s expansion under the ACA is not to blame.

Early Insights: Cliff Effect Pilot Program

According to one parent who earned too much to remain on the pilot, “I couldn’t go backwards. I would have had to take a huge pay cut at work. And that is just ridiculous.”

What’s Really Driving Higher Tuition Costs?

Tuition increases over the last several years have been primarily driven by significant reductions in state funding for public higher education.