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Affordability and eligibility were the biggest barriers for Californians without health insurance
Medical Xpress

Two-thirds of the Californians who didn’t have health insurance in 2014 were actually eligible for coverage, but many did not enroll because of the high cost, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education.

The researchers found that the other one-third of uninsured Californians were ineligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act due to their immigration status.

Using data from the California Health Interview Survey, or CHIS, the study reports that California residents without health insurance fall into four groups: