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About 1 in 4 in California lack health insurance, a UCLA study finds

Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2010
Nearly 1 in 4 Californians under age 65 had no health insurance last year, according to a new report. The state's uninsured population jumped to 8.2 million in 2009, up from 6.4 million in 2007, marking the highest number over the last decade, investigators from UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research said. People who were uninsured for part or all of 2009 accounted for 24.3% of California's population under age 65, a dramatic increase from 2007 driven largely by Californians who lost employer-sponsored health insurance, particularly over the last year.