As a matter of fact, the number of those without insurance declined by half between 2013 and 2015, which is great news.
Except, that was mostly due to more folks jumping into the government-paid Medicaid program. And, Obamacare didn’t fully take effect until 2015.
There goes that pesky sad trombone sound effect, again.
Colorado Politics reports that other challenges remain, including the revelation that one in five residents did not get medical care last year because they still couldn’t afford it.
More than 98 percent of Douglas County residents have some sort of coverage, but counties like Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco and Jackson still have 13 percent uninsured rates.
The polling was conducted by the Colorado Health Access Survey.