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Psychiatric Services 2013; doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.6411News2
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Kaiser issues first of four reports on California's uninsured: On the eve of open enrollment in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act, the Kaiser Family Foundation has issued its first report on 2,000 uninsured California adults. This baseline survey will be followed by three other surveys over the next two years that will capture the experiences and attitudes of the same group. The report divides the group into four categories: those whose incomes place them in the target group for Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program; those whose incomes will give them access to subsidies to purchase coverage through the state’s exchange; those who will be able to shop on the exchange but will not be eligible for subsidies; and those who will be unable to access any option because of their immigration status. Survey results from July and August 2013 show that eight in ten felt that they need coverage, including seven in ten of those ages 19 to 25. About two-thirds had been without insurance for at least two years, and one in five reported never having it. Only four in ten believed that the new law will enhance their ability to get health care and insurance, and two in ten expected the law to make this more difficult. About a third said it would not make any difference. As of late August, three-quarters of those likely to get subsidies were either not sure or presumed that they would not be eligible for them. Only half of those in the Medi-Cal target group presumed they would qualify; however, nine in ten said that if told they qualified, they would want to enroll. The 32-page report, California’s Uninsured on the Eve of ACA Open Enrollment, is available on the Kaiser Foundation site at kff.org/health-reform/report/californias-uninsured-on-the-eve-of-aca-open-enrollment.

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