Nearly 1M Californians To Lose Health Coverage by 2010, Report Says
Almost one million Californians will lose their health insurance coverage during a three-year period ending in 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group Families USA, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The report predicts that more Californians will lose coverage than residents of any other state, partly as a result of escalating insurance premiums and unemployment.
Families USA also estimates that more than 330,000 Californians will lose insurance coverage this year.
Ron Pollack, executive director of the organization, said the report demonstrates the urgency of enacting national health care reform.
Pollack said, "The longer Congress waits to act, the more California families will lose coverage" (Calvan, Sacramento Bee, 7/16).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.