The health-insurance gap

Fewer Californians insured through work, more go without

It should come as no surprise that California, the most populous state in the nation, also has the largest number of medically uninsured residents—6.9 million. That numbe r is growing, as the number of people younger than 65 who obtain health insurance through their employers continues to fall. This chart shows that families with incomes between $25,000 and $49,999 are trending away from private insurance toward either Medi-Cal or going without insurance. Changes under the Affordable Care Act, if implemented, would allow more Californians to obtain coverage.

Source: California Healthcare Foundation