A majority of Coloradans are in good health, regardless of whether they have health insurance coverage. However, 25% of uninsured residents, or 203,000 people, report fair or poor health, while 14% of those with health insurance, or 596,000 people, report fair or poor health.
The connection between health insurance coverage and health is a complex one. Health insurance alone doesn’t ensure health, but it does afford more consistent access to the health care system. Data from the Colorado Health Access Survey, demonstrates differences in access to health care between insured and uninsured Coloradans
Having health insurance coverage results in better access to valuable health care services and an increased likelihood of living a healthier life.
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