Expand Health Coverage
Striving to expand health coverage first to people who are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including children and low-income working families, and ultimately to all Coloradans.
Affordability of Health Coverage
With support from The Colorado Trust, the Colorado Center on Law & Policy and the Colorado Voices for Coverage conducted a health care affordability study
A new study describes the factors that influence Coloradans' ability to pay for health coverage. Kristen Castor, a participant in the study, shares her
Southern Colorado Collaborative
Mitch Garcia of Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. is among hundreds of people in 22 communities who are coming together to improve local access to health
Many factors prevent Coloradans from accessing health care, including a lack of affordable, quality care and a shortage of providers. Health insurance is simply unaffordable for thousands of lower income Colorado families. It is estimated that more than 785,000 Coloradans (17%) are without health insurance in any given month. Many more people cannot afford adequate coverage for themselves and their families. Of the uninsured, 78% are working adults and 21% are children under 18 years of age. Colorado ranks 44th among states for the percentage of uninsured children and 51st – behind all states and the District of Columbia – for the percentage of uninsured children living at or below 200% Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Grant support from The Colorado Trust to expand health coverage first to people who are the most vulnerable and disadvantaged, including children and low-income working families, and ultimately to all Coloradans, includes:
- Researching, developing and implementing policy options to increase access
- Strengthening the advocacy community and consumer voice in Colorado
- Increasing public awareness about health care access.