68% of Previously Uninsured Adult Californians Gained Coverage Since the ACA’s Implementation

About two thirds (68%) of previously uninsured Californians have health coverage after the Affordable Care Act’s second open enrollment period, and this group is now much more likely to report their health needs are being met and much less likely to say they have problems paying for it than they did before when they were uninsured, finds the latest Kaiser Family Foundation’s Longitudinal Panel Survey following the experiences of a randomly selected group of Californians who were uninsured prior to the ACA’s implementation. By contrast, there were no changes in access or ability to pay for those who remained uninsured. CONT.

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