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California’s health care safety net under stress
Sacramento Business Journal

The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of Californians get health insurance, but an estimated 4 million are likely to remain uninsured when the law is fully implemented in 2019, according to a new report by The Greenlining Institute.

While a significant portion of the uninsured immigrated illegally, many did not. Some still can’t afford insurance. Others have experienced temporary loss of insurance due to unforeseen life events, knowingly decided not to buy insurance or haven’t signed up for Medi-Cal even though they may qualify for coverage.