Listen: Young Undocumented Californians Cheer Promise Of Health Benefits

By Sammy Caiola, Capital Public Radio July 12, 2019

Sammy Caiola, Capital Public Radio

Medicaid supplies well being care to low-income folks. And California is ready to be the primary state to supply it to immigrants youthful than 26 residing there with out authorized permission. Starting in January, California will develop eligibility to incorporate undocumented folks ages 19 by means of 25. The change permits them to use for full well being protection underneath Medi-Cal, the state’s model of Medicaid. It’s a part of a much bigger plan to finally get everybody within the state coated. California is making the transfer at a time when different states and the Trump administration are attempting to limit who will get well being advantages.

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