Legislation To Expand Medi-Cal Coverage To Undocumented Adults Advancing In Legislature
The proposals for low-income adults are flying somewhat under the radar as flashier issues like single-payer grab the spotlight.
CA Undocumented Immigrants Closer To Getting Health Care
Bills from state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, and Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno, would expand full-scope Medi-Cal to undocumented adults, allowing an estimated 1.3 million eligible residents to use the state's low-income health care program for primary and specialty care. At present, low-income undocumented adults are covered for very limited services – emergencies and pregnancy-related care. (Hart, 4/19)