Copyright 2009 Advisory Plank Kaiser and Company Family members Foundation. All rights reserved.. About 500,000 Californians have lost health insurance during recession About 500,000 working-age Californians have lost their health insurance because the economic recession began in November 2007, according to a written report the University of California-Berkeley’s Center for Labor Research and Education released Wednesday, the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA Chronicle reports. The statement analyzed analysis from the Kaiser Family members Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and data from the U.S.Farber stated program ‘uses us into uncharted waters as a nation,’ saying she could think about no other law requiring states to help fund a federal system. In Kentucky, Lawyer General Greg Stumbo approximated that the condition will end up being saddled with payments to the federal government totaling a lot more than $360 million over the next five years, for a net loss approaching $20 million. Rather than helping seniors, the program is definitely ‘failing our most vulnerable elderly and disabled citizens and it’s really failing the taxpayers of Kentucky,’ Stumbo said. A 2003 law added a prescription advantage to Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the disabled and elderly.