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Number of uninsured children in state, nation has dropped since Affordable Care Act
Orange County Register

The number of uninsured children in California dropped by 2.2 percent in the year the Affordable Care Act took effect, according to a report released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In 2014, 5.7 percent of California children, or 550,000, lacked insurance coverage. The year before, 7.9 percent, or 760,000, were uncovered.

The health law requires most Americans to have insurance or pay a penalty. The 2016 fine for an uninsured child is $347.50.