Most California Fast Food Workers Were Uninsured, on Medi-Cal Before ACA Coverage Expansion, Study Says
A UC-Berkeley study found that between 2007 and 2011 about 25% of California's fast food workers were enrolled in Medi-Cal and 40% were uninsured. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Ken Jacobs of the UC-Berkeley Labor Center said that the Affordable Care Act's coverage expansion have likely reduced those figures.
- "Study: Fast Food Workers More Likely To Be on Publicly Subsidized Healthcare" (Bartolone, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 9/4).