More than half of Californians — 56 percent — worry that they or a family member may lose their health insurance coverage if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act, according to a new poll from UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies.
In addition, the Berkeley IGS Poll found that concern about losing health care coverage varies with household income, and that Latinos and African Americans are somewhat more likely to be concerned about losing coverage than white non-Hispanics and Asian Americans.
Poll results also show that supporters of the ACA now outnumber opponents in California by a greater than two-to-one margin — a record level of support for the health care law.
According to other poll results, 69 percent of Californians consider Medi-Cal, the state program providing health care coverage to low-income adults and children, to be important to themselves and their families, while 88 percent said Medi-Cal is important to the state overall.
The Berkeley IGS Poll conducts periodic surveys of California public opinion on politics and public policy, as well as other issues. The latest survey was administered by phone in six languages and dialects from May 4-31 on behalf of the California Health Care Foundation.