California’s Uninsured and Medi-Cal Populations: A Policy Guide to the Estimates

Claudia Schur
Jacob Feldman
Sreelata Kintala
Marc Berk


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This 2003 report provides specific advice to those who frequently need to cite estimates of the number of uninsured Californians and the number enrolled in Medi-Cal and who need a quick introduction to the methodological nuances of relevant data sets.

With a focus on the national Current Population Survey and the California Health Interview Survey, the guide offers recommended approaches to the data sets through scenarios that individuals or organizations might come across in the course of their work. Additional technical details can be found in the supplementary Memorandum and Tables.

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