122015Oct

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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282015Aug

Let’s Keep Fighting for Health 4 All

I’m ecstatic to hear that the state is expanding health care coverage to include undocumented children, but the work won’t be done until there’s access to health care for everyone. Through the recently enacted state budget, California expanded Medi-Cal eligibility to all children regardless of immigration status. An estimated 170,000 undocumented kids will now be…

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142015Aug

Merced Resident Talk #Health4All with Assemblyman Adam Gray

Highlights Residents ask for assemblyman’s support of bill Proposal would allow undocumented children to receive Medi-Cal coverage and adults to buy insurance Provider shortage needs to be addressed for expansion of coverage to work, Gray says Blanca Lozano Davila of Delhi shows her support of Senate Bill 4 during Thursday’s Health for All forum at…

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172015Jun

Sacramento County approves health care for Undocumented immigrants

HIGHLIGHTS Sacramento County thought to be first California county to resume the health services Funding approved as part of 2015-16 budget Advocates applaud funding for other new programs Sacramento County supervisors on Tuesday approved health care for undocumented immigrants and other new social service programs as part of the county budget for the fiscal year…

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112015Jun

Senate approval of ‘health for all’ bill gives new hope to Merced’s undocumented workers

HIGHLIGHTS ‘Health For All’ bill clears state Senate, makes way to Assembly Measure would allow undocumented people to buy health insurance Sen. Cannella votes yes on bill, says it’s ‘common-sense solution’ Adelina Hernandez of Merced, speaks about her experience as an undocumented farmworker in Merced.last Friday. | Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com Two years ago, Merced resident…

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