Summary: According to the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), in the years leading up to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the uninsured rate among Californians was approximately 14 percent. Implementation of the ACA, along with legislative initiatives and support under Governor Gavin Newsom, dramatically reduced the rate of uninsured to 6 percent by 202, with approximately 2.3 million remaining uninsured in the state. The number of uninsured is expected to drop by around 235,000 individuals mid-2022 due to the most recent policy change enacted through the fiscal year 2021–2022 budget, covering undocumented immigrants aged 50+ years. This snapshot provides an overview of California's remaining uninsured.
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