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How Do Coloradans View the Current Health Care System?

Nearly three of four Coloradans (69.1 percent) report that the health care system is meeting the needs of their families. However, there are significant differences in perceptions between those with insurance and those without it.
Date last upated: November 12, 2013

The 2013 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) asks Coloradans how they feel about the health care system. This question will track whether their opinions change over time with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Nearly three of four Coloradans (69.1 percent) report that the health care system is meeting the needs of their families. However, there are significant differences in perceptions between those with insurance and those without it. Uninsured Coloradans are far more dissatisfied with the current health care system, with nearly two of three (65.5 percent) disagreeing that the current system is meeting the needs of their family. This contrasts with the 25.2 percent of insured Coloradans who are dissatisfied.  

And while 69.1 percent of Coloradans agree that the health care system is meeting the needs of their families, a significantly lower percentage (44.1 percent) agree that the health care system is meeting the needs of most Coloradans. This is a statistically significant increase from the 2011 survey, when 35.5 percent of Coloradans agreed that the system was meeting the needs of most Coloradans.

To read more about Coloradans’ views on health care and other indicators from the CHAS, visit our CHAS page