Report Released: "Recent Trends in Health Insurance Coverage"

July-August 2017

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Cover of LA Health Insurance Report
 
 

 

 

The Department of Public Health recently released a health brief, Recent Trends in Health Insurance Coverage.

This report shows insurance coverage of children and adults in Los Angeles County before and after the Affordable Care Act was implemented in California.

 

 

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: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha.

 

 

 

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Contact Information:

Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology

County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health

ohae@ph.lacounty.gov

www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/ha


Rx for Prevention,
2017 July-August;7(2).