Fast Fact – Uninsured Colorado Kids

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: October 12, 2012

In 2010, about 10 percent of all Colorado children were uninsured. In recent years, Colorado has made great strides toward ensuring all children have health coverage. Since 2008, the number of Colorado children who lack health insurance has decreased by more than 40,000. Adequate health coverage is essential to ensuring children can access the health care they need when they need it. To find the percent of uninsured children in your county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. She also co-chairs the organization’s internal Equity Team. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Advocacy, Leadership and Social Change from the University of Illinois and a B.S. in Business and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She lives in Denver with her husband and their two crazy dogs.