Going without insurance isn’t just for the poor anymore:
About a third of California’s uninsured had family incomes of more than $50,000 a year in 2009, according to the California HealthCare Foundation.
Indeed, the percentage of uninsured among families earning between $50,000 and $75,000 annually has nearly doubled over the past decade.
It costs about $13,000/year to buy good quality (not “Cadillac” quality) insurance for a family in Western New York, so I assume that it’s that expensive or more in California. That’s a big bite even if you’re making between $50K and $75K.