Key Issues / Health Care Workforce / Fact Sheet
Access to medical care contributes to improved health and a reduced need for more costly medical care. The health care workforce and the safety net are two key aspects of the health care system that help determine if people have access to care.
A 2011 CHI report predicts health care needs of the 500,000-plus Coloradans expected to become insured under federal health reform. The analysis includes the anticipated number of additional primary care physicians and other providers needed to deliver that medical care.