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04/03/2009

Watch Out Californians–Odds Are Good You May Be Without Health Insurance in the Next Two Years

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A recent study has found that 37% of Californians have been uninsured for at least one month for some point in the last two years, reports the LA Times. The study done by Families USA also concluded that most of the uninsured population lacked coverage for longer periods and “more than 80% of them were working families”, who presumably couldn’t afford the premiums on Medical and did not have access to employer based health insurance.

Could there be a better argument for healthcare reform? When almost 40% of a single state’s working population cannot get access to healthcare, something is seriously wrong with that system. We cannot fix it fast enough.

Summer Johnson, PhD

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