Immigrants In California Worried About Future Under GOP Health Care Plans
A state law guarantees children younger than 19 medical care regardless of immigration status, but many are fearful of what will happen to their options if Republicans reduce funding for Medi-Cal.
The Bakersfield Californian:
Advocates Fear GOP Healthcare Bill Would Limit Services To Immigrants
Lily is just one of the thousands of immigrants throughout Kern County in fear of what options will be left for them if a Republican healthcare proposal that strips funding from Medi-Cal would pass. Legislation was introduced last month, but withdrawn at the last minute because of a lack of votes. The matter has been top of mind this week as House Republicans have floated a new proposal with ideas drafted by Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J. They've not scheduled a vote on or included the language in the Affordable Health Care Act, the Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare. (Pierce, 4/21)