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The Uninsured

California’s uninsured rate has steadily dropped since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014. In 2013, California’s uninsured rate was 17%.  In 2016, California’s uninsured rate reached a historic low of 7.1%, according to estimates from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).  There are currently less than 3 million uninsured Californians.

Estimates from the NHIS represent the most current information on the uninsured.  Current estimates of California’s remaining uninsured vary from 7.1% to 8.6% depending on which source is used and the timeframe for the estimate.  All of these sources do reflect the dramatic drop in California’s uninsured rate post ACA implementation.


Covering the MIAs

A piece exploring various mechanisms for covering medically indigent adults in California. This piece was prepared for a feature by California Healthline. more

10 Year Trend Reports

Introduction, executive summaries, charts and 10-year trend reports on county clinics, hospitals, managed care and the uninsured in the following counties: San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Diego and Orange.                     more

Potential for Impact: How Many Medically Indigent Adults are In California?

Estimates on the number of MIAs in California categorized by region and county using data from the 2007 California Health Interview Survey. more

ITUP Presentation: California’s Uninsured

Mount Saint Mary’s College presentation on the uninsured in CA. Additional topics included are: the economic stimulus package, SCHIP reauthorization, national reform proposals and international comparisons. more

Overview of Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Financing for Low-Income Populations in California, 1998-2008

Annual overview of enrollment and expenditure trends, state funding, and delivery systems of publicly funded coverage programs available to low-income Californians. more

Overview of the Uninsured: 2006

Summary of California data related to the uninsured (i.e. demographics, free & community clinics, hospitals, county care for the uninsured, and managed care) more

Overview of Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Financing for Low-Income Populations in California, 1998-2007

Annual overview of enrollment and expenditure trends, state funding, and delivery systems of publicly funded coverage programs available to low-income Californians. more

Directory of Local Efforts

Directory of local efforts to provide coverage to the uninsured   more

California’s 10 Year Trend

Ten year trend report and presentation on demographics on the uninsured   more

Overview of the Uninsured by County: 2007

Public programs, demographics, county care, community clinics, and managed care in 48 California counties         more