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The federal health law made it feasible for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program to expand its efforts and help patients buy marketplace insurance plans to cover drugs and other health care.
The state has one of the highest rates of small business owners who get health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara talks about progress and setbacks in the Trump era.
State lawmaker says he was worried the Trump Administration would use information on those who purchased plans to try and deport them.
Some of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s constituents fear his vow to repeal Obamacare now and replace it later could rob them of coverage.
Trump and leading Republicans like the idea. Some policymakers and experts say it wasn’t viable in the first place.
But the remaining uninsured are tough to reach.
Deportation-relief programs would have meant access to subsidized health care.
The state can now submit a potentially precedent-setting request for federal approval to allow immigrants living in California illegally to buy insurance from Covered California.
Opponents of the proposal say a requirement to inform consumers of such programs would only boost drug company sales and increase overall health care spending.