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CHAS Issue Brief: Medicaid in Colorado: How Enrollees Access and Use Health Care


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This brief highlights findings from the 2011 Colorado Health Access Survey (CHAS) about who is covered by Medicaid in Colorado and how they access and use health services. The analysis shows that Coloradans covered by Medicaid have a lower utilization of most health services than those with commercial insurance. It also shows that most Medicaid enrollees have a usual source of care, but getting an appointment with a health care provider can still be a challenge.

Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.