The Health Care Priorities and Experiences of California Residents

Appendix B: Demographic Tables

B.1: Tables By Race And Income

Table B.1.1: Availability Of Health Care Providers In The Community
Do you think your community has enough _____ to serve the needs of local residents, or not? Total Race/Ethnicity Self-reported Income (% of FPL)
Total Among Employed
White Hisp. Asian Black <200% 200%+ <200% 200%+
Hospitals
Enough 70% 74% 63% 77% 54% 63% 74% 64% 75%
Not enough 27 21 35 21 45 34 22 33 22
Don’t know 3 5 3 2 1 3 4 3 3
Primary care doctors
Enough 57% 61% 50% 64% 47% 52% 61% 49% 64%
Not enough 35 29 44 30 46 41 31 42 29
Don’t know 7 10 5 7 7 7 8 9 7
Specialists
Enough 54% 60% 45% 61% 45% 46% 61% 45% 62%
Not enough 33 23 45 27 45 42 24 42 23
Don’t know 13 17 10 12 10 12 14 13 14
Mental health care providers
Enough 27% 26% 26% 30% 19% 30% 25% 27% 26%
Not enough 52 49 57 42 75 56 51 57 49
Don’t know 21 24 17 28 6 15 24 16 24
Table B.1.2: Importance Of Medi-Cal To State And Family
How important is Medi-Cal for _____?  Total Race/Ethnicity Self-reported Income (% of FPL)
Total Among Employed
White Hisp. Asian Black <200% 200%+ <200% 200%+
The state of California
Very important 76% 69% 88% 67% 87% 84% 70% 84% 70%
Somewhat important 15 18 7 25 6 10 20 11 19
Not too important 3 4 2 4 2 2 3 2 4
Not at all important 3 3 2 2 4 2 3 2 3
You and your family
Very important 46% 33% 66% 33% 63% 69% 25% 63% 23%
Somewhat important 12 12 10 20 12 11 14 14 15
Not too important 12 15 7 18 9 7 17 10 18
Not at all important 26 37 12 29 16 11 41 11 41
Table B.1.3: Worries About Affording Health Care

How worried, if at all, are you about being able to afford _____ for you and your family?

% who said “very worried”:

 

Total

Race/Ethnicity Self-reported Income (% of FPL)
Total Among Employed
White Hisp. Asian Black <200% 200%+ <200% 200%+
Your monthly health insurance premium* 17% 10% 27% 16% 20% 26% 10% 22% 10%
Out-of-pocket costs when using health care services 30 20 47 22 27 44 17 40 19
Prescription drug costs 22 13 37 10 16 33 11 32 10
Rent or mortgage 31 19 47 25 31 48 16 48 17
Gasoline or other transportation costs 27 20 40 11 35 41 13 38 14
Monthly utilities like electricity or heat 22 14 35 15 29 36 9 31 9
Unexpected medical bills 38 26 53 39 29 51 26 52 27
NOTE: *Item was asked among those who have insurance.
Table B.1.4: Problems Affording Care Because Of Cost

In the past 12 months, have you or another family member living in your household ­­_____ because of the cost, or not?

% who said yes:

Total Race/Ethnicity Self-reported Income (% of FPL)
Total Among Employed
White Hisp. Asian Black <200% 200%+ <200% 200%+
Skipped a recommended medical test or treatment 19% 17% 20% 15% 21% 24% 15% 26% 16%
Not filled a prescription for a medicine 18 14 22 13 17 24 13 21 14
Cut pills in half or skipped doses of medicine 12 10 15 6 18 18 7 17 7
Put off or postponed getting mental health care 10 11 12 3 9 16 7 19 7
Put off or postponed getting health care 20 19 21 19 16 28 16 29 19
Skipped dental care or checkups 30 30 32 22 28 40 23 42 24
Experienced any of the above 44 43 46 41 39 55 36 56 38
Table B.1.5: Problems Paying Medical Bills
In the past 12 months, did you or anyone in your household have problems paying or an inability to pay any medical bills, such as bills for doctors, dentists, medication, or home care? Total Race/Ethnicity Self-reported Income (% of FPL)
Total Among Employed
White Hisp. Asian Black <200% 200%+ <200% 200%+
% who said yes: 20% 16% 28% 8% 30% 29% 15% 30% 15%

B.2: Tables By Region

Table B.2.1: Availability Of Health Care Providers In The Community
Do you think your community has enough _____ to serve the needs of local residents, or not?  Total California Region
South Coast Bay Area LA County Sacramento/
North Valley
Inland Empire San Joaquin Valley
Hospitals
Enough 70% 81% 73% 72% 76% 54% 51%
Not enough 27 17 24 24 23 38 47
Don’t know 3 2 3 3 1 7 2
Primary care doctors
Enough 57% 71% 60% 61% 46% 53% 46%
Not enough 35 23 28 32 44 40 49
Don’t know 7 6 11 6 10 7 5
Specialists
Enough 54% 64% 59% 53% 60% 50% 36%
Not enough 33 25 23 33 29 37 54
Don’t know 13 11 18 13 12 13 10
Mental health care providers
Enough 27% 37% 22% 28% 20% 29% 25%
Not enough 52 40 46 58 54 53 56
Don’t know 21 22 32 14 25 18 18
Table B.2.2: Importance Of Medi-Cal To State And Family
How important is Medi-Cal for _____? Total California Region
South Coast Bay Area LA County Sacramento/
North Valley
Inland Empire San Joaquin Valley
The state of California
Very important 76% 67% 78% 77% 78% 71% 84%
Somewhat important 15 19 16 14 15 19 9
Not too important 3 5 3 3 2 2 4
Not at all important 3 5 2 2 3 5 1
You and your family
Very important 46% 36% 43% 47% 48% 44% 69%
Somewhat important 12 14 12 10 12 18 12
Not too important 12 13 15 15 13 8 6
Not at all important 26 37 28 25 24 23 12
Table B.2.3: Worries About Affording Health Care

How worried, if at all, are you about being able to afford _____ for you and your family?

% who said “very worried”:

Total California Region
South Coast Bay Area LA County Sacramento/
North Valley
Inland Empire San Joaquin Valley
Your monthly health insurance premium* 17% 12% 14% 17% 16% 20% 31%
Out-of-pocket costs when using health care services 30 26 22 34 22 31 48
Prescription drug costs 22 16 20 23 17 23 32
Rent or mortgage 31 24 25 37 26 30 42
Gasoline or other transportation costs 27 24 15 29 24 32 41
Monthly utilities like electricity or heat 22 18 17 19 23 26 40
Unexpected medical bills 38 32 31 38 33 44 49
NOTE: *Item was asked among those who have insurance.
Table B.2.4: Problems Affording Care Because Of Cost

In the past 12 months, have you or another family member living in your household ­­_____ because of the cost, or not?

% who said yes:

Total California Region
South Coast Bay Area LA County Sacramento/
North Valley
Inland Empire San Joaquin Valley
Skipped a recommended medical test or treatment 19% 15% 14% 21% 21% 24% 21%
Not filled a prescription for a medicine 18 17 14 20 23 16 19
Cut pills in half or skipped doses of medicine 12 9 6 14 11 15 19
Put off or postponed getting mental health care 10 7 8 12 8 11 10
Put off or postponed getting health care 20 19 17 22 19 19 21
Skipped dental care or checkups 30 28 23 31 30 33 39
Experienced any of the above 44 41 39 46 42 47 49
Table B.2.5: Problems Paying Medical Bills
In the past 12 months, did you or anyone in your household have problems paying or an inability to pay any medical bills, such as bills for doctors, dentists, medication, or home care?  

Total

California Region
South Coast Bay Area LA County Sacramento/
North Valley
Inland Empire San Joaquin Valley
% who said yes: 20% 15% 12% 24% 26% 22% 27%

B.3. Tables By Insurance Status Ages 18-64

Table B.3.1: Availability Of Health Care Providers In The Community
Do you think your community has enough _____ to serve the needs of local residents, or not? Total Insurance Status (Ages 18-64) Insurance Type (Ages 18-64)
Insured Uninsured Employer-Sponsored Medi-Cal
Hospitals
Enough 70% 70% 63% 75% 57%
Not enough 27 26 35 21 40
Don’t know 3 4 3 4 3
Primary care doctors
Enough 57% 60% 46% 65% 47%
Not enough 35 33 43 27 46
Don’t know 7 7 10 7 7
Specialists
Enough 54% 56% 43% 61% 47%
Not enough 33 31 39 25 42
Don’t know 13 12 16 14 11
Mental health care providers
Enough 27% 28% 31% 26% 27%
Not enough 52 51 52 49 58
Don’t know 21 21 16 25 15
Table B.3.2: Importance Of Medi-Cal To State And Family
How important is Medi-Cal for _____? Total Insurance Status (Ages 18-64) Insurance Type (Ages 18-64)
Insured Uninsured Employer-Sponsored Medi-Cal
The state of California
Very important 76% 77% 80% 72% 91%
Somewhat important 15 15 10 18 7
Not too important 3 2 3 4 1
Not at all important 3 3 5 3 1
You and your family
Very important 46% 46% 63% 29% 91
Somewhat important 12 13 14 15 5
Not too important 12 14 8 20 1
Not at all important 26 25 10 33 2
Table B.3.3: Worries About Affording Health Care

How worried, if at all, are you about being able to afford _____ for you and your family?

% who said “very worried”:

Total Insurance Status
(Ages 18-64)
Insurance Type (Ages 18-64)
Insured Uninsured Employer-Sponsored Medi-Cal
Your monthly health insurance premium* 17% 18% N/A 15% 21%
Out-of-pocket costs when using health care services 30 30 56 23 44
Prescription drug costs 22 19 45 14 32
Rent or mortgage 31 31 48 25 46
Gasoline or other transportation costs 27 24 39 18 39
Monthly utilities like electricity or heat 22 20 36 12 37
Unexpected medical bills 38 37 63 32 48
NOTE: *Item was asked among those who have insurance.
Table B.3.4: Problems Affording Care Because Of Cost

In the past 12 months, have you or another family member living in your household ­­_____ because of the cost, or not?

% who said yes:

Total Insurance Status
(Ages 18-64)
Insurance Type (Ages 18-64)
Insured Uninsured Employer-Sponsored Medi-Cal
Skipped a recommended medical test or treatment 19% 19% 30% 16% 26%
Not filled a prescription for a medicine 18 17 28 13 30
Cut pills in half or skipped doses of medicine 12 12 17 8 21
Put off or postponed getting mental health care 10 10 18 8 14
Put off or postponed getting health care 20 20 32 17 27
Skipped dental care or checkups 30 30 41 23 43
Experienced any of the above 44 45 54 38 57
Table B.3.5: Problems Paying Medical Bills
In the past 12 months, did you or anyone in your household have problems paying or an inability to pay any medical bills, such as bills for doctors, dentists, medication, or home care? Total Insurance Status
(Ages 18-64)
Insurance Type (Ages 18-64)
Insured Uninsured Employer-Sponsored Medi-Cal
% who said yes: 20% 21% 31% 17% 31%
Appendix A: Survey Methodology