Facts and Figures on the ACA in California: What We’ve Gained and What We Stand to Lose
November 18, 2016
The 2016 election of Donald Trump as president, combined with a Republican-controlled Congress, could result in a partial or complete repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Here is a reminder of what has been achieved under the ACA — and what California now stands to lose.
Nationally, the uninsured rate is at a historic low:
In California, the uninsured rate dropped across all racial/ethnic groups, with the greatest gains seen among Latinos. Between 2013 and 2015, the number of California Latinos who were uninsured fell by 1.5 million, and the uninsured rate in this population fell from 23% to 12%.
The sources of coverage for the more than 5 million Californians insured under the ACA include:
Hundreds of thousands of young adults under the age of 26 were able to stay on their parents’ plan.
Over 1 million Californians receive financial assistance to afford coverage through Covered California:
Of Covered California’s 1.4 million consumers, 1.2 million receive federal subsidies to help them pay their monthly premiums.
The average federal premium subsidy per household is $438/month.
The California Health Care Foundation will continue to work to protect the coverage and access to care that millions of Californians have gained under the ACA. We remain committed to building a health care system that works for all Californians.