ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM, STATE COVERAGE INITIATIVES BRIEFING, WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 26, 2007. NEW AMERICA FOUNDATION AND CA HEALTH CARE REFORM. D.C. and California-based nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank
ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM, STATE COVERAGE INITIATIVES BRIEFING, WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 26, 2007.
4.9 million without insurance; 6.5 million, or over 20% of population, without coverage during year; CA employer coverage dropped from 64 to 54% from 1987 to 2005.
52-day Republican holdout over passing budget stalled momentum for health reform
PROPORTION OF TOTAL FAMILY INCOME SPENT ON PREMIUM AND OUT-OF POCKET COSTS, NON-EMPLOYMENT BASED, 2007.
For middle income, affordability involves both what one “can” and “should” payAFFORDABILITY IS CRITICAL
“Health Care Expansion in California: What Can Consumers Afford to Spend?” U.C. Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, September 2007