Where California’s Uninsured Live
While the number of Californians with health insurance has grown since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, 3.8 million residents under the age of 65 still lack basic health coverage. Who these people are and where they live matters greatly, given the government’s stated goal of securing access to quality health care for all Americans.
Fortunately, it’s a question answered by figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. All we needed was CALmatters’ Matt Levin to plug the data into a nifty little map for us.
The interactive graphic shows the percentage of people without health insurance using the latest available census data from 2014. In Los Angeles, for instance, 17.6 percent of the population is uninsured. The rate in San Diego is 12.3 percent. San Jose and San Francisco have uninsured rates of 8.1 percent and 7.2 percent respectively.
See the map here.
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