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The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings From the 2009 California Health Interview Survey

February 3, 2012

Analyzes sources of coverage and uninsurance rates by county, effects of declines in income and employer-sponsored insurance, disparities, access to and affordability of care, role of public insurance, and projected impact of federal healthcare reform.

The Impact of Health Care Reform on California's Children in Immigrant Families

June 28, 2011

Examines how 2010 reform provisions limit coverage options for noncitizens and may deter immigrant parents from enrolling citizen children and how the exclusion of uninsured children in immigrant families may affect community clinics and public hospitals.

Two-Thirds of California's Seven Million Uninsured May Obtain Coverage Under Health Care Reform

February 14, 2011

Estimates that 4.7 million Californians who were uninsured in 2009 will be eligible for Medi-Cal or premium subsidies in the insurance exchange under the 2010 healthcare reform. Discusses recent trends in uninsurance rates and policy implications.

12-Month Continuous Eligibility in Medicaid: Impact on Service Utilization

December 31, 2010

Summarizes findings on how allowing Medicaid enrollees to remain enrolled without reapplying for twelve months affected the number of Medi-Cal-enrolled children's emergency room visits and physician visits compared with those with discontinuous coverage.

One-Fifth of Nonelderly Californians Do Not Have Access to Job-Based Health Insurance Coverage

November 18, 2010

Examines access to employer-based coverage among children and nonelderly adults age 64 and under, insurance status, and other sources of coverage, including Medi-Cal and family coverage, by income, firm size, citizenship, race/ethnicity, and region.

Number of Uninsured Jumped to More Than Eight Million from 2007 to 2009

March 16, 2010

Updates 2007 California Health Interview Survey data with estimates for 2009 population growth and changes in insurance status among the non-elderly. Examines trends by source of coverage and explores contributing factors.

Nearly 6.4 Million Californians Lacked Health Insurance in 2007 -- Recession Likely to Reverse Small Gains in Coverage

December 15, 2008

Summarizes findings from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) on trends in the state's uninsured rate, the underlying factors, and projected trends. Points to flaws in the eligibility rules for public coverage and outlines policy implications.

The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey

July 1, 2007

Finds that eight in ten of the state's uninsured are employed, and that job-based health insurance coverage in California continues to decline.

The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings From the 2003 California Health Interview Survey

August 1, 2005

Provides an overview of the shift from job-based health insurance to enrollment in public insurance programs, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of key public policy options to extend coverage to California's uninsured residents.

Job-based Coverage Drops for Adults and Children but Public Programs Boost Children's Coverage

February 1, 2005

Provides a profile of non-elderly Californians' health insurance coverage and lack of coverage, and describes how these rates have changed. Estimates the number of children and adults who are uninsured but eligible for coverage through public programs.