7% of South L.A. Kids Were Uninsured in 2011, Report Says
Nearly 7% of children in South Los Angeles were uninsured at some point in 2011, according to a study compiled by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics. Countywide, 5% of children were uninsured during the same time period, and 9% of children nationwide were without health insurance. Further, the report says that more than 7% of children in South L.A. had no consistent source of health care, compared with the nationwide average of 4%.
- "Report: 4 Percent of Kids Had No Consistent Access to Health Care in 2011; South LA Rate was 7 Percent" (Martinez, "On Central," KPCC, 7/12).