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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More than half of Merced County’s undocumented workers don’t have health insurance

Fifty-four percent of undocumented immigrants in Merced County go through their day without any type of health insurance, according to new data. This research found that maintaining a large population of uninsured residents is harmful, not only to those who lack coverage but also to a community’s overall health and economy. Researchers at the University…

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