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Report Released: "Recent Trends in Health Insurance Coverage"

July-August 2017

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Key findings include:

  • There was a sharp decline in uninsured adults from 2011 to 2015. The percentage of uninsured adults age 18-64 years of age was 28.5% in 2011 and 11.7% in 2015. This decline was observed in all demographic and socioeconomic sub-groups and across all Service Planning Areas.
  • There was a steady decline in uninsured children from 2002 to 2015. The percentage of uninsured children 17 years of age and under steadily decreased from 10.1% in 2002 to 3.4% in 2015.
  • Large disparities in insurance coverage persist in 2015, in particular, among Latino adults. The percentage of uninsured Latino adults was 17.3% compared with Asian (7.3%), white (6.4%), and African American (6.1%) adults.
  • The percentage of Latino adults who were uninsured was higher among those living below 100% of the federal poverty level (21.1%) and between 100-199% of the federal poverty level (22.6%), than among those with income at 200% or above the federal poverty level (7.7%).



Sample chart from LA Health Insurance Report




A chart from the report is shown. 


The full health briefincluding the survey findings and a discussion of their implications, can be found on the Office of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Office of Health Assessment & Epidemiology website:




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Contact Information:

Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health

Rx for Prevention, 2017

Published: July 29, 2017