Compared to the nation, more of California's children have public health coverage and fewer have coverage through their parents' work. This Almanac report looks at trends in children's coverage.
Covering Kids: Children's Health Insurance in California, 2012 (1.66 MB)
Children's Health Insurance in California: Charts, 2012 (2.71 MB)
Infographic — Covering Kids: Children's Health Insurance in California, 2012 (335 K)
Children's Health Coverage Facts and Figures, 2009 (1.95 MB)
Over the past three years, a decade of advances in California children's public insurance enrollment have stalled. In 2011, slightly more than 1.1 million children in California were uninsured, while coverage in Healthy Families (California's CHIP program) declined slightly as a result of state government funding reductions. Among the key findings in this report:
The future of children's health coverage remains uncertain, although it promises to improve if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is implemented as planned. In 2014, as many as one million uninsured children may be eligible for Medi-Cal or private coverage through the California Health Benefits Exchange.
The complete report, as well as all the charts found in the report, is available under Document Downloads.
Major Transition with Minor Disruption: Moving Undocumented Children from Healthy Kids to Full-Scope Medi-Cal
Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
One-e-App: One-Stop Access to Health and Social Service Programs