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Trump and leading Republicans like the idea. Some policymakers and experts say it wasn’t viable in the first place.
California is the first state to seek federal permission to allow these immigrants to buy health insurance through the state-based exchange.
The state has cut the uninsured rate in half since 2012. Nationally, the rate falls to 9.1 percent, and nearly 13 million more people are insured than when the health law began enrollment efforts in 2013, the Census Bureau reports.
But the remaining uninsured are tough to reach.
Los programas de alivio de las deportaciones bloqueados por la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos hubieran significado cuidado de salud subsidiado.
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.
Up to 170,000 undocumented children in the state can now apply for full Medi-Cal health coverage, which will boost enrollment.
In California, backers of a plan to allow adults living in the country illegally to buy coverage on the state’s exchange hurry to get federal approval — fearing opposition or inaction under a new administration.