Advocates Make Push To Ease Immigrant Parents’ Anxiety To Sign Children Up For Medi-Cal
“Often times this population is scared to seek out public services because of the idea that they might be deported, or get reported," says Sonya Vasquez with Community Health Councils, a health education and policy group in South Los Angeles.
Advocates Urging Immigrant Parents To Sign Up Children For Medi-Cal
An effort is underway to get the word out that thousands of California kids without legal status will become eligible in less than two weeks for Medi-Cal health coverage under a new state law. About 170,000 children and teens are expected to qualify for coverage when Medi-Cal, California's version of Medicaid, is expanded on May 16. California is the first state in the nation to extend coverage to children in the U.S. illegally. (Rojas, 5/9)