Bill To Expand Medi-Cal Coverage To Undocumented Adults Moves Forward
But proponents have not addressed how they suggest the state pay for it. The push is part of a larger effort to move California toward universal health care coverage.
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Universal Coverage Bills Move Forward, With Questions
A bill that would expand health care coverage to undocumented adults has moved forward in the California state Assembly, part of a push by Democratic lawmakers to create universal coverage, after a single-payer bill stalled last year. Allowing undocumented adults onto Medi-Cal could get California a third of the way there. The UC Berkeley Labor Center says it would expand access to coverage to more than a million people. But the bill and the universal coverage effort generally still face a major hurdle—how to pay for them. (Bradford, 4/17)