Undocumented children eligible for full Medi-Cal Benefits in Merced County

Highlights People up to age 19 can enroll for full-scope health benefits as of Monday About 1,600 undocumented children in Merced County received restricted benefits prior to change State funds will cover majority of expansion costs   BY MONICA VELEZ | mvelez@mercedsun-star.com As of Monday, people under age 19 are now eligible to apply for full-scope…

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Health care supporters say undocumented residents lack health care

Highlights Merced County residents urging local leaders to organize study session to find solutions Hub Walsh says he is willing to meet with health care action team Advocates say current health services and programs aren’t enough MONICA VELEZ | mvelez@mercedsunstar.com Last year, Arlette Flores went to her doctor’s Merced office because of an intense abdominal pain…

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Pedrozo panel hears cry for health care for all

More than 60 South Merced residents came with leaders from the Merced Organizing Project’s “Prevention Action Team” to a Town Hall meeting at Tenaya Middle School organized by Merced County District 1 Supervisor John Pedrozo. Members of the group — working in partnership with Building Healthy Communities — made a call for health care among…

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