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SUMMARY OF CALIFORNIA VERSUS THE U

KEY HEALTH CARE FACTS IN CALIFORNIA AND THE U.S.

California

U.S.

Percentage uninsured (non-elderly) (1998)

24.4%

18.3%

Percentage of children uninsured (1998)

20.8%

15.5%

Percentage of non-elderly enrolled in Medicaid:

1998

11.1%

8.4%

1994

14.3%

10.0%

Percentage of employers that offer health insurance (1999)

48%

61%

Percentage of workers with access to coverage for “non-traditional” partners (1999)

31%

18%

Average monthly HMO premium for family coverage (1999)

$405

$445

Percentage of premium paid by covered workers (1999):

Single coverage

11%

16%

Family coverage

24%

32%

Percentage of workers enrolled in HMOs (1999)

53%

28%

Percentage of health care dollars spent on (1993):

Hospitals

37%

41%

Nursing home care

4%

8%

Physician services

31%

24%

Physicians mean net income (1997)

$172,400

$199,600

Average spent per Medicaid beneficiary (1997)

$2,418

$3,582

Health of Californians (1998):

Overall percentage saying they re in fair to poor health

15%

13%

Percentage of Hispanics saying they re in fair to poor health

23.8%

14.8%

Percentage of the population living in poverty (1998)

15.4%

12.7%