Undocumented could be allowed to buy Covered California health policy

Highlights Covered California takes first step toward enrolling undocumented residents There would be no state or federal subsidies Potential enrollment of undocumented residents could reach 50,000 BY CLAUDIA BUCK | cbuck@sacbee.com  In a move called both symbolic and practical, the Covered California board took the first step Thursday toward allowing undocumented residents to purchase health plans…

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Half of immigrants in state illegally could be eligible for Medi-Cal expansion, study finds

California Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León, center, with Sen. Ricardo Lara at a news conference celebrating the expansion of healthcare to children in the country illegally. At left is Arabella Aguirre, a Guatemala-born mother of three undocumented children who will benefit from the signing of the law. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)…

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Merced families express relief, Undocumented children now eligible for health coverage

Highlights  Brown approved Senate Bill 4 on Friday Bill makes undocumented children eligible for coverage Law estimated to benefit 170,000 children in the state BY ANA B. IBARRA aibarra@mercedsunstar.com  Merced resident Ivonne Flores felt a big weight was lifted off her shoulders Friday after learning Gov. Jerry Brown had signed a law that allows undocumented…

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‘Old-school’ doc targets decades of service at Merced’s most vulnerable

Highlights Dr. Sandoval has served Merced community for 35 years He shares bond with field workers, homeless and elderly He’s one of few area doctors who still makes house calls Deretha Jones, 46, of Merced speaks with Dr. Salvador Sandoval at the Golden Valley Health Centers’ mobile health clinic outside the East 15th Street homeless…

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