In recent years, Californians have enjoyed expanded access to health care coverage, including sizeable gains among our state’s young people. From 2013 to 2016 alone, the share of California children without health coverage dropped sharply, declining by more than 60 percent. An important factor in this progress is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which […]
This Fact Sheet looks at the latest US Census Bureau data on health care in California, showing that the federal Affordable Care Act has helped to substantially reduce California’s uninsured rates.
Access to health care coverage continued to expand in California in 2016 largely because of our state’s decision to fully implement federal health care reform, including strengthening Medi-Cal so that it reaches more residents who otherwise couldn’t afford private health insurance. However, these health care coverage gains are threatened by ongoing efforts by President Trump […]
This Fact Sheet examines California’s high rent and home prices, showing how housing is largely unaffordable for low- and moderate income households.
This Fact Sheet shows that many Californians are considered housing “cost-burdened” and how low-income households and people of color are especially impacted by high housing costs.