Federal health law has cut uninsured in California by 72%
According to a new study released yesterday by the Kaiser Family Foundation, California has seen a reduction in the number of uninsured due to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or as it is commonly referred to as “ObamaCare”. ObamaCare California is known as “Covered California”. Covered California (ObamaCare California) has about 1.6 million participating members.
“People are largely getting their coverage, and they are keeping their coverage,” said Bianca DiJulio, associate director of public opinion and survey research for the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health policy research organization in Menlo Park.
According to the study, 2014, the first year that the ACA went into effect, 58 percent of Californians were insured. The next year, 2015, this had increased to 68 percent. And this year, 2016, 72 percent of Californians had been covered by health insurance through a health insurance carrier or Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid.
The survey found that about one-third, the largest share of the previously uninsured study participants received coverage through Medi-Cal, which was expanded to include more people under the federal law. About 21 percent obtained coverage through an employer and 11 percent bought coverage through Covered California (ObamaCare California).
If you do not have health insurance and would like affordable health insurance for you or your family, please complete the interest form on www.ObamaCareCalifornia.com. After completing the form, you will receive a call from a Covered California (ObamaCare California) certified enrollment agent within 8 business hours to assist and complete the enrollment with you.