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Most Low-Income Calif. Residents Want More Health Information
California Healthline

More than half of low-income California residents want to have more information to help them make health care decisions, according to a study by the Blue Shield of California Foundation, Kaiser Health News’ “Capsules” reports. The figure increases to 71% if the information is clear and accessible, the study found. There are nearly seven million uninsured individuals in California, accounting for 15% of the uninsured population nationally. About three million earn 138% or less of the federal poverty level, qualifying them for Medi-Cal.