Californian’s dig healthcare
Voters in California approve of the way the state is handling its health care system
A survey conducted by the California Wellness Foundation finds that 58 percent of voting Californians are satisfied with the state's health care system, while 34 percent are not.
However, cost of care remains a burden, as 42 percent said they were having difficulty paying their medical bills and 39 percent said their health care costs have increased this year, according to SFGate.com. Through Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act, 1.3 million state residents have purchased health coverage, while the state's expansion of Medi-Cal has insured an additional 4 million people since January 2014.
When the same poll was taken in 2008, before implementation of the ACA, 50 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with the state's health care system, whereas 46 percent were dissatisfied.