Get the Facts Colorado has a higher percentage of uninsured children compared to the national average. And, our state is behind in covering kids living in poverty.
Legislative Victories We have played an instrumental role in passing several key bills in the legislature, and have become a recognized expert in children's health policy.
CHIP Works Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to expire in 2015. Colorado needs to act now.
We have come a long way, but we’re not done yet.
Colorado is a leader in covering kids. Yet, about 102,000 kids, or 10%, are still uninsured. That’s too many! Fortunately, we’re making good progress. All Kids Covered strives – especially during tough economic times – to reduce the number of uninsured children in Colorado. As a non-partisan coalition, we advocate for sound policy and build public will. The time to cover kids is now!
Since the fall of 2006, All Kids Covered has worked to make Colorado’s public health insurance work better for kids and families.
We advocate for expanded health coverage, quality care, and long term program availability for Colorado’s kids in need.
Learn more about the issues through our robust collection of publications, presentations, research, and data collections.
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Did You Know?
- 70% more likely to have ear infections go untreated
- 6x more likely to go without necessary medical or dental care
- 30% less likely to receive care for injuries
- 9x more likely to be hospitalized for a preventable problem
- 90% of uninsured children come from families where at least one parent works
- Health insurance premiums have risen by 87% over the past 10 years
- 1 in 10 parents and 1 in 5 low-income parents delayed health care for their children due to cost
- Colorado has the fastest growing rate of kids living in poverty in the nation
- Colorado ranks 49th among states in per capita spending for Medicaid and 31st for CHP+
- Every $1 invested in new health care spending generates $2.44 locally
- Medicaid is the single largest source of federal funding in Colorado’s state budget