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.
ITUP conducted a series of regional and statewide issue workgroups in 2015. Regional workgroups are hosted throughout the state and focus on the health needs of local communities. The statewide issue workgroups focus on key health reform implementation issues facing California. Executive summaries are available here to provide an overview of […] more