Colorado Health Access Survey 2011

The second survey in the series and the first to bear the Colorado Health Access Survey name.
May 8, 2023

The 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey coincided with a deep economic recession. It documented a large increase in the number of Coloradans without health insurance coverage — from 678,000 in the 2008-2009 survey to 829,000 in 2011. This increase from 14 percent to 16 percent of the population meant one in six Coloradans lacked health insurance.

Analysis and Reports from the 2011 CHAS

Analysis from the 2011 CHAS released in 2013.

Colorado's Health Insurance Marketplace: A Profile of Likely Consumers Who Will Buy Insurance in the State's New Marketplace? Measuring the Progress of Health Reform Medicaid Expansion and Newly Eligible Coloradans

Young Invincibles? Medicaid in Colorado: How Enrollees Access and Use Health Care


Analysis from the 2011 CHAS released in 2012.

Affordability   Regional Profiles of Uninsured and Underinsured Emergency Department Use   Oral Health Coverage

Analysis from the 2011 CHAS released in 2011.

2011 Fact Sheet   2011 Fact Sheet  

What is the CHAS?

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. More than 10,000 households in the state have been interviewed every other year since 2009, allowing comparisons across a time marked by sweeping changes in health policy.