Health Care Coverage

The percentage of WIC children who have health care coverage has been above 90% since 2005. Health care coverage for the mothers of these children (most of whom are not direct recipients of WIC) is considerably lower, despite being on an upward trend in recent years.

Historically, Hispanic WIC mothers who are Spanish-speaking have been under-insured, with less than half of them having health insurance coverage compared to mothers of other ethnic backgrounds. In 2017 67% of Hispanic mothers were covered compared to 49% in 2014.

*Data source: Los Angeles County WIC Survey, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017. Sample size approximately 5,000 in each year. For more details click here.