California DHCS Director Says Medi-Cal Costs for Undocumented Immigrants Are Fairly Low
California Department of Health Care Services Director Jennifer Kent says the cost for providing Medi-Cal coverage to about one million undocumented immigrants for emergency and pregnancy-related care is relatively low. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. California lawmakers have debated whether such individuals should be eligible for health benefit, and undocumented children beginning next spring will be able to receive Medi-Cal.
- "Cost Relatively Low To Cover Undocumented Patients Through Medi-Cal" ("KXJZ News," Capital Public Radio, 9/29).