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The Colorado Health Access Survey

The CHAS has served as Colorado’s best source of information on health and access to care since 2009.
Published: March 4, 2019 | Updated: September 18, 2019

Coming September 25: The Debut of the 2019 CHAS

Nearly a decade after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, which Coloradans are still not getting the physical, mental, and oral health care they need?

Colorado’s uninsured rate dropped to an all-time low in 2017. What has changed after two years of efforts to weaken or repeal the ACA?

These questions — and many more — will be answered in the 2019 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS), the state’s premier source of data and analysis on health access.

The Colorado Health Institute will present major findings from the CHAS in four debut events September 25-26.

Wednesday, September 25

  • Grand Junction: St. Mary’s Hospital • 2635 North 7th Street • 10am 
  • Denver: Colorado Health Foundation • 1780 Pennsylvania Street • 2pm (No more seats available)
  • NEW! Denver: Colorado Health Foundation • 4pm
  • Livestream: (no registration needed) • 2pm

Thursday, September 26

  • Greeley: Centennial AHEC • 2105 Clubhouse Drive Suite A • 10am
  • Colorado Springs: Library 21C • 1175 Chapel Hills Drive • 1pm 

Seating at all venues is limited. RSVP to reserve a seat.

Can't attend? Be sure to subscribe to our newsletters to be among the first to know when the CHAS is released online.


Previous Years of the Colorado Health Access Survey


2017 Colorado Health Access Survey: The New Normal

Colorado has maintained its historic level of health coverage despite political uncertainty and rising insurance premiums. The state’s insurance rate is 93.5 percent, essentially unchanged from the all-time high of 93.3 percent set in 2015.


Colorado Health Access Survey 2015

A look at the effects of historic changes in health access in the wake of state and federal reforms.


Colorado Health Access Survey 2013

A crucial look at health coverage and access a year before implementation of the Affordable Care Act.


Colorado Health Access Survey 2011

The second survey in the series and the first to bear the Colorado Health Access Survey name.


Colorado Health Access Survey 2009

The inaugural large-sample survey of health coverage and access in Colorado.