A majority of uninsured Californians are people of color, who are denied access to basic health care services due to affordability, employment and/or citizenship status. This results in racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes, such as higher rates of adverse birth outcomes and chronic diseases.
Current campaigns include health care coverage for all Californians at the national and statewide levels, as well as County efforts to increase funding to provide uninsured residents with health care services through medical safety net programs.
Life expectancy, health insurance, access to federally qualified health centers, preventable hospitalizations, low birthweight, and usual source of care.
Life expectancy rates are a measure often used to assess the quality of social and economic conditions.