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Health law could affect 18,400 uninsured in county
Napa Valley Register

Nearly 14 percent of Napa County’s population — about 18,400 residents — are without health insurance, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but that should change with implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act.

An estimated 3,900 county residents could be eligible for Medi-Cal come Jan. 1, 2014, said Akon Walker, an analyst with Napa County Health and Human Services.