It’s a topic that has become a hot button topic as Colorado has become one of the first states to enact universal health coverage for the uninsured and underinsured.
The measure has drawn criticism from many medical organizations and lawmakers who claim it would undermine medical services for those who can’t afford it.
But a new report from the Denver Health Department finds that in the past four years, the county has experienced the greatest decrease in the number of uninsured and uninsured-to-cover patients compared to surrounding counties.
It also found that overall health coverage among Colorado residents has been improving.
The state’s largest health care provider, the Colorado Department of Public Health, published a report on its website that found that, in fiscal year 2016, the number in Denver of people who were uninsured-or who had insurance-as a percentage of the population declined from 21.4 percent to 18.6 percent.
It found that the number that were covered by health insurance increased from 7.4 to 9.2 percent of the overall population.
The report also found Denver County saw the highest number of health care visits per capita in the nation in 2016, with an average of over 1,000 a month.
In a recent interview with The Associated Press, Colorado Health Secretary Michael Weinstein said that while he is glad the counties in the state have seen a decline in the uninsured rate, he is also worried about what he calls the growing number of underinsured people.
He said he’s worried about the growing amount of the underinsured that are becoming a burden on Colorado’s health care system.
The health department said it has made strides to address the problem of underinsurance over the past few years, including offering the option of buying insurance for individuals and families.
In the past five years, Colorado has seen an increase in the percentage of adults who are uninsured-defined as not having health insurance-from 3.4% to 4.2%.
That is up from just 1.6% in 2013, according to the state’s Health and Human Services Department.
That is a big increase and the number is up nearly 20 percent since 2015, the department said.
“This has to do with the rising number of people not being insured and not being able to get insurance coverage and, therefore, having fewer resources for care,” Weinstein said.
He added that Colorado’s uninsured rate is not the highest in the country, as it is lower than some of the states with the most restrictive policies.
But he said he believes that the state has the potential to be among the highest health care spending states in the U.S. “We’re not the only state to have this problem, but it’s one of our top three,” he said.
Colorado has one of those “toughest” health care laws that requires insurance companies to cover everyone, regardless of pre-existing conditions.
Health care is available through the state-run Centene HealthCare network, which provides health coverage to more than 70,000 people.
A new bill in Colorado could also require insurers to provide coverage for all the uninsured people.
That bill would not apply to people who receive a government subsidy to pay for their health care, which is a key part of the new Colorado health insurance plan.
“Colorado has a very complicated set of rules and a very complex system of laws that make it difficult to provide universal health care,” said Michael McBride, senior vice president of policy for the Colorado Federation of Health Plans.
He pointed to the Affordable Care Act, which includes a requirement that insurance plans cover everyone and a mandate that people be covered by a minimum amount of health insurance coverage.
“It’s hard to say that you’re going to be able to provide care in every single county in Colorado,” McBride said.
The Colorado plan is expected to be finalized by the end of this year.
But the issue has been a hot topic recently, especially in recent weeks after a report from a congressional committee found that Colorado is among the states that have the highest rate of uninsured people, and the state is considering expanding Medicaid.
Colorado is one of a handful of states that currently have Medicaid, but the expansion of the program would require the expansion to expand to the entire state.
That plan is now being considered in the House.
The legislation would also increase funding for hospitals, which would help the state better serve the uninsured.
“There’s been a lot of attention and there’s been plenty of questions asked, but we’re in the process of reviewing the bill and making sure we’re not violating any of the rules or the laws of this state,” Weinstein told AP.
In recent years, health care providers have complained that they were not getting the funding needed to operate efficiently and to care for their patients.
That funding is not set in stone, and there are concerns that the federal government could block states from expanding Medicaid as it does with subsidies for state-operated health care programs.
“The bottom line is that our system is broken,” Weinstein explained.
“I can’t believe we’ve been here for this long without