Colorado: Key Findings
Nearly 1 in 2 Coloradans say they have put off a recommended medical procedure or treatment because an insurance company denied it, was too unaffordable, or they couldn’t get services where they lived.
- 4 in 10 Coloradans (42%) have appealed or fought a bill.
- 80% of Coloradans agree that someone’s background – income, gender, sex, language they speak, or immigration status – should not make it harder to get quality healthcare. And 61% think that everyone, regardless of immigration status, should be able to get affordable healthcare coverage in the state.
- When asked about specific reforms, majorities support several policies. This includes:
- hospitals requiring insurance companies to lower the costs for prescription drugs (82%),
- limiting what hospitals can charge (80%),
- eliminating or capping deductibles (79%),
- lowering premiums via tax credits (77%),
- Medicare-for-all (58%),
- and expanding Medicaid for immigrants and non-citizens (53%).
About the Survey
The 18-minute survey was conducted by telephone (cell and landline) January 12th to 31st, 2022, using Braun Research, Inc. The survey included n = 872 Coloradans 18 and older and included oversamples of: Black (n = 240) and Latino / Hispanic (n = 201) adults to ensure their views were included.
The margin of sampling error for total results: + 3.3 percentage points.