California’s Uninsured Rate Below National Average At 8.1%
The national rate fell to a record low of 9.1 percent, or about 28.6 million people.
Capital Public Radio:
California's Uninsured Rate Continues Decreasing
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey shows California's uninsured rate is down to 8.1 percent. The National Health Interview Survey reflects the state's uninsured rate at the end of 2015. It shows California is below the national average of 9.1 percent. Adults living in states that have expanded Medicaid are less likely to be uninsured, according to the survey. Through the Affordable Care Act, California expanded Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, and created a state-based health insurance exchange, Covered California. (5/17)
The Wall Street Journal:
Number Of Uninsured In U.S. Dropped Below 10% For First Time In 2015
About 9.1% of people in the U.S., or around 28.6 million, were uninsured in 2015 according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The Obama administration is celebrating the figures—which largely matched an earlier release by the agency for the first half of last year—as proof of the impact of the Affordable Care Act, which overhauled the insurance system, created new subsidies for people to get private coverage and boosted funding for states to expand the Medicaid program that offers near free-care to the lowest-income Americans. (Radnofsky, 5/17)