California racks up penalties for uninsured residents instead of cutting care costs

California racks up penalties for uninsured residents instead of cutting care costs

By Angela Hart SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly three years after California began fining residents who lack health insurance, the state has not distributed any of the revenue it collected, KHN has learned — money intended to help Californians who are struggling to pay for coverage. And so far, the majority of Californians paying the penalty …

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