CHA News Article

CHCF Updates California Almanac on the Uninsured

The California HealthCare Foundation has updated its annual publication that examines individuals in the state who lack health coverage, providing data on income, work status, age and ethnicity. The report finds that in 2011, California had the highest number of uninsured under age 65 — 7.1 million — of any state in the nation. The number has been increasing steadily for the past two decades. Other key findings include nearly one in four workers is uninsured; nearly one-third of uninsured have annual incomes of $50,000 or more; fifty-four percent of uninsured children are in families with a head of household who worked full-time during 2011. For more information, see the updated California Health Care Almanac at