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Many more Californians likely to be without health insurance in next 5 years

The San Francisco Chronicle featured research by the Fielding School's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and UC Berkeley reporting that eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty could result in up to 800,000 more Californians being  uninsured by 2023.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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Up to 800,000 more Californians are likely to be without health coverage in 2023, researchers estimate — reversing a years-long trend of falling uninsured rates in the state following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

The number of uninsured Californians is projected to increase to 4.4 million in 2023 unless state officials enact policies to expand coverage, according to a report released Tuesday by the UC Berkeley Labor Center and UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. That would represent a jump from 10.4 percent of the population being uninsured to 12.9 percent in 2023.

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