California benefited more than most states from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) because California fully embraced the ACA opportunities to expand coverage and streamline enrollment and retention processes. This also means that California has the most at stake in federal efforts to repeal or rollback the ACA coverage expansions.
In the years preceding the ACA, the uninsured rate for nonelderly Californians persistently hovered around 20 percent. Although California’s implementation of the ACA dramatically reduced the number of uninsured, approximately three million uninsured Californians remain.
California still has a lot of work to do. This fact sheet provides an updated profile of California’s remaining uninsured.
Download the Fact Sheet here.