California: Survey of Low and Moderate Income Documents Post-ACA Experience

report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation documenting Californians’ experience in the first year of ACA implementation finds links between coverage and access: 61% of new Marketplace and Medi-Cal enrollees have a usual source of care compared to 43% of those who remain uninsured; and 58% of the newly enrolled accessed at least one medical service since enrolling into coverage compared to 45% of uninsured. Both the newly insured and uninsured with a usual source of care are most likely to use a clinic or health center, whereas previously insured are more likely to use a doctor’s office or HMO. Many (44%) of those who remain uninsured cite coverage affordability as a barrier.