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25% Jump in Uninsured in CA Between 2007 and 2009: US News & World Report

Health Buzz: Nearly 1 in 4 Californians Lacks Health Insurance Coverage

By Megan Johnson
Posted: March 17, 2010

Nearly 1 out of 4 Californians Goes Without Health Insurance
A new study by researchers at the University of California–Los Angeles found that the number of people in California who went without health coverage jumped 25 percent between 2007 and 2009, Reuters reports. In 2009, 24.3 percent of Californians under age 65 lacked health insurance for at least part of the year, up from 19.5 percent in 2007. That's higher than the national average, which was 17 percent in 2008. High levels of unemployment most likely led to the spike in California's uninsured, according to the study.


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