Index: Economy / Subcategory: Individual

Medicaid

Date updated: 01/20/2013

Medicaid is state and federally funded medical coverage that may include minor children, parents of minor children, and pregnant women. Applicants must be residents of Larimer County and meet income requirements and resource eligibility guidelines established by the State of Colorado and the federal government. There is a 45-day approval timeframe for this program.

Colorado Medicaid pays for most health care services including, but not limited to, inpatient and outpatient hospitalization, physician services, family planning, immunizations, transportation to medical services, and community mental health services. A co-payment is paid at time of service for most benefits.

Limited information is available on the individuals receiving Medicaid benefits to protect confidentiality.

What this chart shows: Monthly Number of Unique Medicaid Clients in Larimer County, 2008 - 2012

Data Source: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

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What the above data tell us:

The number of unique Medicaid clients in Larimer County has increased steadily between 2008 and 2012, most likely due to increases in unemployment throughout Larimer County. In January 2008, there were 16,826 individuals receiving Medicaid benefits in Larimer County. By the end of 2012, that number had increased 81% to 30,451.

What this chart shows: Average Monthly Number of Unique Medicaid Clients in Larimer County, 2008 - 2012

Data Source: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

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What the above data tell us:

The average monthly number of unique Medicaid clients in Larimer County increased from 16,684 in 2008 to 27,656 in 2011, a 66% increase, before dropping slightly in 2012 to 27,433.

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Data Tables:

Number of Unique Medicaid Clients - Larimer County

Month 

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

% Increase

Jan

16,826

19,303

22,569

26,200

28,767

31,339

8.9%

Feb

17,124

19,542

22,801

26,445

28,962

31,952

10.3%

Mar

17,293

19,997

23,035

26,808

29,284

32,113

9.7%

April

17,488

20,544

23,207

27,059

29,164

32,519

11.5%

May

17,718

20,823

23,943

27,316

29,358

33,128

12.8%

Jun

17,939

21,153

23,886

27,694

29,659

   
Jul

18,038

21,420

24,281

27,797

29,398

   
Aug

18,208

21,710

24,784

28,063

29,677

   
Sept

18,194

21,734

25,019

28,279

29,779

   
Oct

18,485

21,944

25,268

28,568

29,871

   
Nov

18,687

22,130

25,518

28,713

30,246

   
Dec

18,889

22,445

25,765

28,931

30,451

   

Avg Monthly

19,684

19,596

24,173

27,656

27,433

   

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