KidsFlash Fast Fact – July 5, 2013

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: July 5, 2013

In 2011, nearly 19 percent of all Colorado kids who were eligible for health coverage through Medicaid or CHP+ were not enrolled in either program— more than 89,000 children. The percentage of children who are eligible for these programs but are not enrolled varies widely across counties, from 4 percent in Gilpin County to 19 percent in Routt and Garfield counties. To find data on the percent of children in your county who qualify for Medicaid or CHP+ but are not enrolled, 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. 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.