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California Healthline - Offering Health Coverage to Undocumented

Calif. Could Be Model for Offering Health Coverage to Undocumented Thursday, January 22, 2015 RELATED TOPICS: Immigrants Efforts by several California counties to provide health insurance to undocumented immigrants could serve as a model for other states,Kaiser Health News reports. Background As a state, California has taken several steps to provide health coverage to undocumented residents, according to KHN (Gorman, Kaiser Health News, 1/22). Immigrants in the state who qualified for Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival initiative are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. In addition, under an executive action by President Obama last year, Medi-Cal coverage could be extended to up to ...

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