UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
California saw large increases in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). 3.7 million adults enrolled in the Medi-Cal expansion. 1.2 million Californians enrolled in subsidized insurance through Covered California, with average annual premium subsidies of $3,700. Statewide, the uninsurance rate fell from 17.2% in 2013 to 8.6% in 2015. Repealing the ACA threatens not only to leave millions without health insurance, but also to eliminate 209,000 jobs and cost the state economy $20.3 billion in GDP. Further negative impacts could occur depending on how the federal government restructures federal payments for the entire state Medi-Cal program.
These fact sheets summarize our recent research on the impact of ACA repeal on these California counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Merced, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare.
Read the full data briefs: