More Coloradans Have Health Insurance Than Ever Before, But Challenges Remain

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Chart: Colorado's Uninsured Rate 2009 2015

As John Daley reports today for CPR News, the number of Coloradans who have health insurance has reached a historic high: About one in seven of the state's residents were uninsured when Obamacare launched two years ago. Now the number is half that.

Adam Fox with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative says there are still 353,000 people in Colorado without health insurance --the highest concentration of which are in the Four Corners region of the state. He joined Colorado Matters’ host Ryan Warner to further break down the report.

Editor's note: While 30-39 year olds have the largest uninsured rate, there was a decline in that rate between 2013-14. During the broadcast, Fox wrongly indicated that there was an uptick in that rate.