UC Health is a vital safety net for all Californians.
UC Health, which includes five academic medical centers, is the fourth largest health delivery system in California. The university depends on robust federal investment in public health and prevention to train the next generation of health care providers and to provide quality health care. Approximately 50 percent of medical students and medical residents in California are trained at UC. Medicare and Medi-Cal (California’s Medicaid) patient care reimbursements help UC serve its large share of low-income patients. More than 60 percent of UC patients are covered by Medicare, Medi-Cal or lack health insurance. In partnership with the state and federal governments, UC works to ensure adequate support for research and training so that the university can to continue to treat the sickest patients and accelerate health treatments and cures for all Americans.