Advocates Urge Health Coverage For All People In U.S. Illegally During Demonstration On Capitol Steps
On the day that Medi-Cal insurance was extended to children living the U.S. illegally, hundreds of people held a demonstration in Sacramento to call on lawmakers to provide the same benefits for all residents, regardless of their immigration status.
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Sacramento Demonstrations Monday For Undocumented Health Care
On the day comprehensive Medi-Cal health insurance was offered to undocumented children in California, immigration and health care advocates called for coverage to be extended to all immigrants regardless of immigration status. Hundreds of health care advocates demonstrated Monday on the steps of the state Capitol in Sacramento, calling on legislators to approve two bills aimed at providing coverage for all immigrants illegally in the country. SB 10 would allow undocumented immigrants to purchase health plans through Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, while SB 1418 would extend Medi-Cal to adult undocumented immigrants. (Espinoza, 5/16)