Saturday, September 24, 2011

State of Working Colorado: Health insurance coverage – Where do Coloradans get insurance?

While a majority of Coloradans have health insurance, many continue to go without. In 2009, 16 percent of Colorado residents were uninsured. Among states, that is the 18th highest rate of uninsurance in the nation. Of insured Coloradans, most were covered under private health insurance, a growing segment was covered by government programs, and a small share was covered by both. The "both" category is not broken out separately, but is included as a part of the public and private shares. Overall, 84 percent reported having health insurance, and 16 percent reported no health insurance.

For more insights, including detailed policy recommendations for enhancing economic security for all Coloradans, check out the State of Working Colorado 2010.

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