This research brief from the University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research and the University of California Berkeley Labor Center updates estimates of the number of Californians who will be newly insured with the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Under revised simulations and estimates, it is predicted that by 2019:
• Between 89 and 92 percent of Californians under the age of 65 will have health coverage, compared to 84 percent without the law.
• Between 1.8 and 2.1 million Californians will enroll in subsidized coverage in the California Health Benefit Exchange.
• Between 1.2 and 1.6 million Californians will be newly enrolled in Medi-Cal.