Snapshot: Remaining Uninsured in California (2021 Update)

December 16, 2021

This ITUP Snapshot updates the profile of the state’s uninsured using 2020 data from the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS), and projections for 2022 from the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM).

Implementation of the ACA, along with Legislative initiatives and support under Governor Newsom, dramatically reduced the rate of uninsured to 6 percent by 2020, 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 (FY) 2021-22 budget, covering undocumented immigrants aged 50+ years.

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