California’s Obamacare Success: A Model for the Nation?

Kaiser Health News: “A statewide survey has found that newly insured Californians no longer rank health care costs as their top financial concern. It has dropped below other essentials such as housing, utilities and gasoline.”

“About two-thirds of Californians who were uninsured in 2013 now have health insurance, according to the survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which was released Thursday.”

“The Kaiser Family Foundation survey found the recently insured are largely satisfied with their coverage, including 83 percent of Medi-Cal enrollees and 63 percent of Californians who purchased private plans on the Covered California exchange. One positive, according to the survey respondents, was that they are having an easier time getting medical attention.”

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“The survey also found a striking reduction in the percentage of recently insured Californians who struggled to pay medical bills: 23 percent said they faced difficulties, down from 45 percent in 2013.”

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  • bpai99

    When will the liberal media admit that Obamacare is evil, regardless if how many people it helps? The point isn’t that the program helps people, the point is that ANYTHING which Obama supports must be definition by wrong and evil. Wake up!

    “I don’t care what it is. If he’s for it, I’m against it.” – U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, speaking of President Woodrow Wilson

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  • embo66

    These numbers are pretty encouraging. I just wish the percentage of Obamacare beneficiaries who are satisfied with their private health insurance plans (63%) were higher. (Note that the public Medi-Cal recipients are more satisfied — by 20 percentage points.)

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