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California
Coverage1
Employer 49.4%
Individual 7.5%
Uninsured 7.2%
Public 35.9%

California At-a-Glance

COVERAGE2
Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $6,295
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 22.8%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 36.0%
ACCESS TO CARE3
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 87.6%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 95.1%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 96.2%
AFFORDABILITY3
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 5.1%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 3.7%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 19.8%
HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION3
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 69.4%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 15.4%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) 6.3%

California State Resources

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New Data on Drug Overdose Deaths Highlight the Need for State-Level Analysis

In a rare positive sign regarding the national opioid crisis, new provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the persistent increases in overdose deaths may be slowing, with a possible leveling out or even a small drop in U.S. opioid-related overdose deaths in late... Read More

Latino Children in California Face Inequitable Access to Care (Infographic)

According to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), Latino children in California face lower access to health care than their white counterparts across multiple access indicators.  Despite representing more than half of children living in the state, Latino children are less likely than white... Read More

California: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts on Insurance Coverage by Congressional District

Click on a California Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.      2013-2015 Change in Uninsured by Congressional District: California - 53... Read More

Two Years after ACA Implementation in California: Coverage Gains Continued and Fewer Affordability Concerns Cited (Cross-Post)

The following content is cross-posted from California Healthcare Foundation. It was first published on December 15, 2016. Author: Amy Adams, California HealthCare Foundation, Senior Program Officer The uninsured rate in California reached historic lows two years after the implementation of the Affordable Care... Read More

Physician Participation in Medi-Cal: Is Supply Meeting Demand? (Webcast)

This webinar was broadcast on September 27, 2016.     Download the presentation slides. Download the event transcript.   Event Description Dr. Janet Coffman, a health services researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, presented results from the 2015... Read More

California Employers Continue to Offer Insurance, but Fewer Workers Enroll (Cross-Post)

This blog was originally published on August 2, 2016, on the California Health Care Foundation's ACA 411 Insights Blog. Most Californians under age 65 with health insurance receive it through an employer, but since 2009 the availability of employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) in the state has been on the... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding. 
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.