Key Issues / Health Coverage and the Uninsured / Chart Pack
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.
The U.S. Census Bureau on September 12, 2012 released the annual estimates from the Current Population Survey of the number and percentage of Americans who lacked health insurance coverage in calendar year 2011.
CHI provides annual estimates of the number of Colorado children who are eligible but not enrolled (EBNE) in Medicaid and the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) programs. Broken down by county, the information helps state and local policymakers understand enrollment patterns. The 2012 update includes data from calendar year 2010.
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.