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 the Research Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data efforts – including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in PR and communications, as well as working directly with children and adolescents 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.