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Study finds cost, eligibility biggest health insurance barriers for Californians
U.C. Berkeley News

Two-thirds of Californians without health insurance in 2014 were eligible for coverage, but most said they did not enroll because of the cost, according to a new study by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

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

Using California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data, the study on “Affordability and Eligibility Barriers Remain for California’s Uninsured” reports that California residents without health insurance fall into four groups: