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Health Insurance Coverage of Californians Improved in 1999 - But 6.8 Million Remain Uninsured

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Publication Date: February 2001

Publisher(s): UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Author(s): E. Richard Brown; Jennifer R. Kincheloe; Hongjian Yu

Funder(s): California Wellness Foundation

Funder(s): California Wellness Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for the uninsured)

Keywords: health insurance; employment; uninsured

Type: Brief

Coverage: California


This policy brief reports basic estimates of health insurance coverage and uninsurance in 1999 and estimates of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for coverage through public programs in California. We focus especially on uninsured adults because of the current policy efforts to expand coverage for this large group.