KidsFlash Fast Fact – Feb. 8, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: February 8, 2013

In 2011, 9.7 percent of all Colorado kids under age 19 were uninsured, according to a Colorado Health Institute analysis of data from the American Community Survey. Although the percentage of uninsured Colorado children has declined in recent years, it remains high in several counties. In Rio Blanco, Garfield, Jackson, Moffat and Routt counties, nearly 20 percent of all children under 19 were uninsured in 2011. For data on health coverage 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.