Key Issues / Health Coverage and the Uninsured / Fact Sheet
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.
Recordings and resources from the Colorado Health Institute’s two-part “Making Sense of New Numbers” webinar are available here. Part one of the webinar, hosted on November 18, 2015, investigates what different data sources tell us about the number of uninsured Coloradans. Part two of the webinar, which will air on December 3, 2015, looks beyond health insurance at new ways to measure access to care.
The U.S. Census Bureau on September 16, 2014 released the annual estimates from the Current Population Survey (CPS) of the number and percentage of Americans who lacked health insurance coverage in calendar year 2013.
- 2013 CPS Fact Sheet
How many Coloradans are uninsured? CHI's fact sheet discusses three recent estimates (the Current Population Survey, the American Community Survey, and the Colorado Health Access Survey) and explains why they differ.
- 2013 Guide to Uninsured Estimates
The U.S. Census Bureau on September 18, 2014, released the annual estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) of the number and percentage of Americans who lacked health insurance coverage in calendar year 2013.
- 2013 ACS Fact Sheet
The number of Colorado adults who are eligible for Medicaid has soared, reflecting sweeping changes in state and federal health policy, a new Colorado Health Institute analysis finds.
The Colorado Health Institute conducts an annual estimate of the number of children who are eligible for but not enrolled (EBNE) in the Medicaid or Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) public insurance program.