IMMIGRANT BENEFITS: Davis’ Promise Postpones Prenatal Care Trial
The California Court of Appeal Tuesday postponed trial action on the state's attempt to cut off prenatal care to undocumented immigrants, after Gov. Gray Davis promised to sign legislation that would reverse the policy within the next 12 days, the Sacramento Bee reports. Davis had so far remained silent on the policy, enacted by former Gov. Pete Wilson (R). The program provides prenatal care to approximately "70,000 pregnant immigrants a year, saving a substantial expenditure of tax money to care for sick children born in California," the Bee reports (Sacramento Bee, 7/21).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.