California citizens eligible for Insurance eligibility programs decrease by 69% since 2016



Zimlon’s analysis of data published by the California Department of Healthcare services reveals a drastic decrease of 69% in the total number of applicants for insurance eligibility programs between the first quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2019 in California. This is an indication of how more people are coming out of poverty. During the first quarter of 2016, the total number of applicants for insurance eligibility programs stood at 1,240,017 individuals, which reduced to 377,892 by the end of the second quarter of 2019.

applicants_for_insuranceThe total number of white applicants for insurance eligibility programs also decreased to 102,843 in the second quarter of 2019 from 335,674 in the first quarter of 2016, which was the highest decline among all categories at 69.3%. This is a clear indication of how white individuals are getting out of poverty at a faster rate than citizens of other races.

white_applicantsBlack and African American Applicants saw a massive decrease from 82,262 during the first quarter of 2016 to 28,908 applicants during the second quarter of 2019, which was a decrease of over 64%.

black_and_african_americanThe number of Asian Indian applicants decreased by almost half at 5,604 in the second quarter of 2019 from 10,701 applicants in the first quarter of 2016.

asian_indian_applicationApplicants of American Indian and Alaskan origin saw a decrease of 61% from the first quarter of 2016 at 6,698 individuals to 2,585 individuals by the second quarter of 2019.

american_indian_alaska_nativeThe number of Chinese applicants saw a decrease of 68% from the first quarter of 2016 at 25,630 applicants to 8,180 applicants by the end of the second quarter of 2019. The fourth quarter of 2017 saw the highest number of applicants at 25,860.

chinese_applicationThe number of applicants of Cambodian origin was one of the categories who saw an increase from 195 in the first quarter of 2017 to 934 applicants in the second quarter of 2019. The fourth quarter of 2017 saw the highest number of applicants for insurance eligibility programs at 1693 individuals, which was an increase of 768% from the first quarter of 2017. Hence it can be inferred that more number of citizens of Cambodian origin have gone below the poverty line since the first quarter of 2019.

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