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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.


Kern Medical Center Overview and Utilization

Presentation to the Kern County Board of Supervisors on use and access of the Kern Medical Center.   more

Overview of the Uninsured: 2005-06

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, 1998-2006

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

Options to Cover Uninsured Adults

Thumbnail of coverage options for adults   more

Overview of the Uninsured by County: 2005

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

Overview of the Uninsured: 2004-05

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

Reflections and Recommendations on Building Coverage for California’s Uninsured

ITUP’s reflections and recommendations on building coverage for California’s uninsured.   more

Overview of Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Financing for Low-Income Populations in California, 1998-2005

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: 2003-04

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, 1998-2004

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