Key Issues / Health Coverage and the Uninsured
The number of uninsured Coloradans who did not enroll in Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), despite being eligible for the public coverage programs, continued to drop in 2015, falling to 130,000, according to a new analysis by the Colorado Health Institute.
The Colorado Health Access Survey – the CHAS – is the premier source of information on health insurance coverage, access to health care and use of health care services in Colorado. Findings from the 2015 CHAS, released September 1, 2015, give a detailed picture of Colorado’s changing health landscape.
CHI analyzes insurance companies' annual filings with the Colorado Division of Insurance to see what they mean for residents and the state's efforts to increase health coverage.
A new study from the Division of Insurance looks at the idea of adopting a single geographic rating region to combat high health insurance prices in rural Colorado. This CHI analysis looks at the highlights and implications of the study.
The price of prescription drugs is rising, but the percentage of Coloradans who can’t afford them is falling. “Sticker Shock: More Coloradans Can Afford Prescriptions, but Problems Remain” analyzes data from the Colorado Health Access Survey.
- Drug Affordability Report
Neighborhoods and communities with high probabilities of being uninsured tend to be scattered across the state more than they were just two years ago, before provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect.
The moment Colorado decided to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2013, experts got to work forecasting what the state should expect. But none of the predictions fully captured what happened.