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Lack of Health Insurance in Los Angeles County

Approximately 2.7 million people in Los Angeles County (or about 28% of the population) have no health insurance. It is the third highest uninsured rate of 85 metropolitan areas in the nation. About 31% of all Los Angeles County residents age 64 or less are uninsured.  Two million of Los Angeles County uninsured persons are adults, ages 18 to 64 (about 34% of the county adult population).

No health insurance:

  • 31% of non-elderly (age 0-64) Los Angeles County residents
  • 40% of non-elderly (age 0-64) City of Los Angeles residents
  • 37% of City of Los Angeles residents age 0-18
  • 20% of Los Angeles County residents (except City of Los Angeles)
  • 41% of City of Los Angeles residents age 0-18
  • 29% of Los Angeles County residents (except City of Los Angeles)
  • 35% of City of Los Angeles adults and children in full-time, year-round employee families
  • 21% of Los Angeles County (except City of Los Angeles) adults and children in full-time, year-round employee families
  • 30% of employed Los Angeles County residents (as compared to 21% in all of California and 15% in the U.S.)

Percent of Los Angeles County Population with No Health Insurance
By Race/Ethnicity, 2000

Race/Ethnic Group City of Los Angeles Remainder of
Los Angeles County
Latino 54% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 50% 29%
African American 21% 23%
White (non Latino) 16% 16%

Percent of Los Angeles County Population with No Health Insurance
By Citizenship Status, 2000

Race/Ethnic Group City of Los Angeles Remainder of
Los Angeles County
U.S. Born Citizen 26% 18%
Naturalized U.S. Citizen 39% 28%
Non-U.S. Citizen 68% 49%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Percent of Children No Health Insurance Coverage
Los Angeles County

Ethnic Group 1999-2000 Percent 1997 Percent
All Children 20% 25%
Latino 29% 33%
Asian 12% 20%
African American 14% 7%
White (non Latino) 8% 10%

Source: Los Angeles County Dept. of Health Services

 

 

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