Draft To Open Covered California To Those Living In Country Illegally Released For Review
The state says that an estimated 17,000 people would gain coverage as a result of the waiver, which needs to be approved by the federal government.
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Covered California Draft Waiver Under Review By Federal Government
Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, has released a draft of a waiver under Obamacare that must be approved by the federal government before the exchange can begin selling health plans to undocumented immigrants. If approved, the draft waiver would allow Covered California to sell health plans in the individual market to undocumented immigrants, though the income-based subsidies available to U.S. citizens would not apply. (Espinoza, 8/8)