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85,000 lost health insurance in Sacramento area, UCLA study finds
Sacramento Bee

Researchers issued yet another grim statistic Monday on the toll of the recession: 2 million additional Californians – 85,000 of them in the capital region – lost their health care coverage during the recent economic slide.

As a result, difficult decisions are playing out in living rooms and across kitchen tables as families struggle with joblessness and tighter finances, according to the authors of a new UCLA study that gives a county-by-county account of the state’s swelling numbers of uninsured, now estimated at 8 million.