Number of the uninsured increases which might jeopardize finding affordable health insurance in Santa Monica by Barbara Kempen | Jul 15, 2011 | Affordable Health Insurance, Health Insurance Brentwood, Health Insurance Pacific Palisades, Health Insurance Santa Monica Accordingly to a recent CDC report the number of the uninsured increased to 60.3 million in 2010 in the U.S., a rise of 1.7% to 2009, and may influence Affordable health insurance in Santa Monica. Nearly 2 million more Americans from 2009 to 2010 are uninsured. The most likely reason for the increased uninsured is the high unemployment rate. The greatest decline of privately insured was found in the annual income rate between 100% to 200% of the federal poverty level. In these income bracket only few governmental aid is available. Many children approx. 39.8% are enrolled in goverment subsidized programs such as Medicaid or the Healthy Kids programs in CA. With the increase in the uninsured the risk that premiums rise in the private insurance industry is high. Hospitals who have to treat the uninsured may increase their charges towards the insured to offset the loss of treating the uninsured (medical cost shifting). Not getting a control of the increasing number of the uninsured may cause all of us harm, and may make it more difficult to find Affordable Health Insurance in Santa Monica.