U.S. Census Study: Colorado has High Percentage Uninsured

Colorado has one of the highest percentages of uninsured residents in the nation, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau study.

The bureau’s 2012 five-year American Community Survey found that 15.3 percent of the state’s residents did not have health insurance, ranking it 33rd among all states.

The study is based on a five-year average of surveys taken between 2008 and 2012.

Massachusetts had the lowest rate at 4 percent and Texas had the highest rate at 23 percent.

Among Colorado’s counties, the rate ranged from 5.8 percent without insurance in Douglas County to more than 30 percent in Garfield and Saguache counties. In the metro area, Adams County had the highest percent, 21 percent the survey found.

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