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Research BriefNine Out of Ten Non-Elderly Californians Will Be Insured When the Affordable Care Act is Fully Implemented
June 2012, by Ken Jacobs, Greg Watson, Gerald F. Kominski, Dylan H. Roby, Dave Graham-Squire, Christina M. Kinane, Daphna Gans, and Jack Needleman

The Affordable Care Act will significantly expand access to affordable health coverage in California through Medi-Cal and the Health Benefit Exchange. Using the California Simulation of Insurance Markets (CalSIM) model, the authors found that an estimated 2.9 to 3.7 million Californians will be newly covered through Medi-Cal or receive subsidized coverage in the Exchange. Others will gain access to coverage through new prohibitions on insurers denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions. As a result, nine out of ten Californians under age 65 will have coverage when the ACA is fully implemented.


 Press Coverage of Report

California health care exchange prepares for 2014 launch
The Sacramento Bee, July 17, 2012

Health care safety net at turning point
The Sacramento Bee, June 24 2012

Study Estimates High Enrollment for Exchange
California Healthline, June 15, 2012

UCLA, UC Berkeley Release Study on Obamacare
Belmont Shore Patch, June 14, 2012

Affordable Care Act would cover 90 percent of Californians under 65
Central Valley Business Times, June 14, 2012

Study outlines the ACA’s effect on Californians
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