After County Votes Down Healthcare Program Community Is Still Hopeful

A proposed health care program in Merced County would allow all residents to access healthcare services, regardless of immigration status Merced, CA – On a three to two vote, Merced County Supervisors voted down the development of a county healthcare program for everyone in Merced County, regardless of immigration status (including the undocumented population).  This…

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Merced farmers weigh in on bill allowing permits for fieldworkers

Highlights AB 20 would allow undocumented fieldworkers to apply for work permits Supporters say bill could help alleviate labor shortage In Merced, about 43 percent of undocumented population works in agriculture, study says Juan Carlos Manuel of Merced empties a container of freshly picked peaches at Weimer Farms in Atwater on Thursday. Assembly Bill 20…

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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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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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