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Counting Colorado's Uninsured: The Latest Estimates – 2011 American Community Survey

September 21, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau on September 20, 2012, 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 2011.
United States
• Nationally, an estimated 46.4 million Americans, or 15.1 percent of the population, were uninsured in 2011. That’s down significantly from 47.2 million, or 15.5 percent, in 2010.
Colorado
• According to the ACS, an estimated 760,000 Coloradans, or 15.1 percent, were uninsured in 2011. That compares with 789,000, or 15.9 percent, in 2010. Colorado was one of twenty states that recorded a statistically significant decline in the uninsured rate between 2010 and 2011.b

The U.S. Census Bureau on September 20, 2012, 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 2011.

Nationally, an estimated 46.4 million Americans, or 15.1 percent of the population, were uninsured in 2011. That’s down significantly from 47.2 million, or 15.5 percent, in 2010.

According to the ACS, an estimated 760,000 Coloradans, or 15.1 percent, were uninsured in 2011. That compares with 789,000, or 15.9 percent, in 2010. Colorado was one of twenty states that recorded a statistically significant decline in the uninsured rate between 2010 and 2011.

CHI's fact sheet summarizes the highlights from the release and analyzes health insurance coverage trends for communities in Colorado. 

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