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November 2011

Summary

  • The rate of uninsurance in San Diego County has hovered between 17-18% for the last three years. However, more than 27,000 people net lost health insurance between 2009 and 2010.
  •  Children gained health insurance between 2008 and 2010 while working age adults lost insurance. The gain in insurance among children can be at least partially explained by an increase in access through Medi-Cal, with nearly 26,000 more children enrolled in 2010 than in 2009.
  • The number of San Diego County residents who received health insurance from employers fell, with 23,646 children and 21,255 working age adults losing access between 2009 and 2010.
  • Poverty, income and less than full-time work all strongly continued to impact the likelihood that a resident will be uninsured.