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Who Will Buy Insurance in the State's New Marketplace?

August 22, 2013

A picture is emerging of the Coloradans most likely to buy health insurance through the state’s new marketplace, based on data from the Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS).

An analysis of the estimated 243,000 Coloradans between the ages of 19 and 64 who will be eligible for federal subsidies when they buy insurance on the Connect for Health Colorado marketplace reveals a number of findings.

Nearly half – 42 percent – are between 35 and 54. There is a nearly even breakdown between males and females. About two-thirds are white (67 percent) and nearly a quarter (23.8 percent) are Hispanic. About a third (34.5 percent) are high school graduates, with 16 percent having attained less than a high school degree.

For more information, read this issue brief released by The Colorado Trust, which was prepared by the Colorado Health Institute.

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