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Millions of Californians lose health coverage during recession

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A new study finds one in four Californians under 65 is now without health insurance.

UCLA's Center for Health Policy Research reviewed data from health insurance companies and public health insurance programs offered in California. They found between 2007 and 2009 nearly two million Californians lost their coverage because they lost their jobs in the recession.

Hospitals say the costs of treating the uninsured are passed on to customers. Then, insurance companies drive up rates for those who have coverage.

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