CBS Denver

More people than ever have health insurance in Colorado as a new survey found the uninsured rate in the state has dropped by more than half since the new federal health care law took effect.

Cost still is the biggest barrier, but the number of people filing for bankruptcy because of medical bills dropped from 104,000 in 2013 to 45,000 in 2015. Adam Fox with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative — which supports Obamacare — says that’s an indication it’s protecting some of the most vulnerable.

“It shows that people with coverage — while they may be delaying care, they may be facing cost-share problems, they’re still protected from really high medical costs,” Fox said.

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