Employer-sponsored health plans are covering fewer California residents and government programs, such as Medicaid, are covering more.[@@]
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research have published figures supporting that conclusion in a report based on data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey.
The survey includes responses from 42,000 California household.
About 54% of California residents ages 0 to 64 had employer-based coverage throughout 2003, down from 56% in 2001, researchers write.