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The Center for Labor Research and Education(Labor Center) is a public service and outreach program of the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Founded in 1964, the Labor Center conducts research and education on issues related to labor and employment. The Labor Center’s curricula and leadership trainings serve to educate a diverse new generation of labor leaders. The Labor Center carries out research on topics such as job quality and workforce development issues, and we work with unions, government, and employers to develop innovative policy perspectives and programs. We also provide an important source of research and information on unions and the changing workforce for students, scholars, policymakers and the public.

Cover page of Towards Universal Health Coverage: California Policy Options for Improving Individual Market Affordability and Enrollment

Towards Universal Health Coverage: California Policy Options for Improving Individual Market Affordability and Enrollment

(2018)

California’s effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has led to the largest drop of the uninsured of all 50 states, with 93 percent of state residents now covered by health insurance. In spite of these coverage gains and improved affordability for many, individuals eligible for Covered California make up the state’s second largest group of uninsured after undocumented residents. Many Californians enrolled in individual market coverage also struggle to afford premiums and out-of-pocket costs.