State health officials trumpet increase in Medicaid roles

7th September, 2015 by

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE COUNTY — We’re No. 2, but not in a good way.Northwest Colorado’s ski resort region has the state’s second-highest percent of people without health insurance, according to a Colorado Healthcare Access Survey.While Colorado’s uninsured rate dropped to 6.7 percent, the rate of uninsured people in Region 12 — Eagle, Pitkin, Summit, Garfield and Grand counties — is 11.7 percent, down from 19.4 percent in 2013.That’s Colorado’s second-highest, behind Region 11, which is right next door, geographically speaking: Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.We might have the second-highest percent of uninsured people, but we still pay the most for our …

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