The Affordable Care Act helped cut Boulder County’s uninsured rate by two-thirds, but now even Medicaid itself is on shaky ground. Teen pregnancy has been cut by more than half. But LGBTQ teens are more than three times more likely to consider suicide than their peers.
Latino and low-income Boulder County residents generally rank their personal health lower than their Anglo and more wealthy peers. When it comes to mental health however, Anglos and Latinos report similar numbers of poor mental health days, as do women and people of varying income levels.
The number of Reported Crime Offenses in Boulder County have largely remained level over the past 5 years. In 2013, the number of rape cases increased with the introduction of a revised definition of rape; however, since 2013, reported rapes have increased 32% from 2013 to 2015. Longmont has the highest number of reported rapes, robberies, and assaults.
Teen birth rates have decreased drastically in Boulder County and across the state, thanks to a comprehensive push to address the issue. Births to Latina teens have also declined significantly; however, they still make up a larger percentage of teen births than births to Anglo teen moms here.