First Wave of Major New Survey Project on California’s Uninsured

California’s uninsured are skipping medical care, struggling with costs and want coverage, but many report knowing little about the Affordable Care Act’s new coverage options. The majority who are likely to be eligible for subsidies in the state’s new insurance marketplace don’t realize it, and almost half who are likely to be eligible for Medi-Cal are similarly unaware, according to the first wave of a comprehensive panel survey which will follow the same 2,000 randomly selected uninsured Californians as they and their families experience Obamacare over the next two years. [cont.]

Kaiser Family Foundation