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Survey Confirms Significant Drop In California’s Uninsured
Kaiser Health News

The number of uninsured California adults under the age of 65 dropped by more than 15 percent between 2013 and 2014 because of the Affordable Care Act, including California’s Medi-Cal expansion, according to data released Tuesday.

“We’re seeing the biggest drop in the uninsured population in a generation,” said David Dexter, communications coordinator for the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, an advocacy group.

But racial and ethnic disparities remain: Latino and Asian Californians are less likely to be insured than non-Hispanic whites.