Survey: More Than One-Third of Calif. Adults Uninsured in ’07-’08
During 2007 and 2008, 37.4% of non-senior Californians went without health insurance for at least one month, and three-fourths of that group were uninsured for at least six months, according to a Families USA survey released Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reports.
The health care advocacy group found that 80.2% of Californians who went without health insurance were employed but did not get health insurance coverage through their jobs (Calvan, Sacramento Bee, 4/3).
The survey also found that minorities were more likely to be uninsured.Â Fifty-three percent of Hispanics and 38% of blacks were uninsured during the two-year period, compared to 25% of whites, according to Families USA (Lin, Los Angeles Times, 4/3).
Broadcast CoverageOn Thursday, Capital Public Radio's "KXJZ News" reported on the survey.Â The segment includes comments from Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California (Weiss, "KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 4/2). 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.