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.

Compared to women of other ethnic backgrounds, Hispanic WIC mothers who are Spanish-speaking are especially under-insured, with less than half of them having health insurance coverage.

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