Rising Health Care Costs Negatively Impact Economy
Highlighting the urgent need for health care reform, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research to release a new report, "The State of Health Insurance in California: Findings from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey," regarding uninsured Californians. The key finding of the report is that job-based insurance is disappearing, leaving millions of Californians vulnerable to illness and bankruptcy.
"This research underscores everything we have been talking about. Coverage is eroding because costs are out of control for businesses and workers, making it harder for them to compete," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "All this points out once again that we need comprehensive health care reform that insures everyone and guarantees all Californians have access to affordable and reliable care."
Other findings of the report are: