Health Care Coverage
About the chart
Health care coverage ensures that individuals have access to medical care. The absence of health care coverage compromises the physical, mental, and social well-being of people. The interactive chart shows how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in two years, has cut the percentage of uninsured individuals in Los Angeles County in half from 21% in 2013 to 11% in 2015. The percentage of residents with only public health insurance and with only private health insurance increased by 6% and 3%, respectively.
About the timeframe
Although the ACA became federal law in March 2010, it did not directly affect Los Angeles County until the state’s first open enrollment. Propel L.A. Analysis considers 2013 as “Pre-ACA” because the first open enrollment started on October 1, 2013 and 2015 as “Post-ACA” because the first open enrollment ended in April 2014.