Percentage of Uninsured in California Drops Slightly in 2007
The percentage of Californians who were uninsured at some point in the year dropped to 19.5% in 2007 from 20.2% in 2005, according to a survey that the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research released today, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Researchers attributed the drop to an increase in employer-sponsored coverage in 2007.
However, researchers predicted that the uninsured rate has likely increased in the past year as unemployment rose and more people lost employer-sponsored coverage.Â
Other FindingsThe survey found that 10.2% of children in California ages 18 and under were uninsured and that 23.9% of California adults 19 to 64 were uninsured at some point in 2007 (Sacramento Bee, 12/15). 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.