The uninsured rate in California reached historic lows two years after the implementation of the ACA, according to data from the 2015 California Health Interview Survey.
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The share of employers who offer insurance to their employees remained stable in California between 2013 and 2015. But the share of eligible employees who chose to enroll dropped from 86.4% to 80.2%.
Physicians' willingness to treat Medi-Cal beneficiaries is critical to ensuring Medi-Cal enrollees have adequate access to care. Without a sufficient number of doctors serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries, Medi-Cal enrollees may not be able to receive care in a timely manner.
With an average monthly premium range of $245 to $421, the cost of entry is quite high without any subsidies.
Congressional leaders and the Trump Administration are discussing eliminating ACA premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions — a move that would hit California hard.
Median out-of-pocket spending for families with individual coverage dropped sharply in 2014 as the Affordable Care Act was implemented.
While Latinos in California have experienced important improvements in access to health insurance and care under the Affordable Care Act, they continue to lag behind Whites in important measures.
In the first full year of ACA health insurance marketplace operation, the uninsured rate reached a new low, and a smaller share of Californians delayed or skipped necessary medical care.