California and its Counties Leading Way on Health Benefits for Undocumented
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California and its Counties Leading Way on Health Benefits for Undocumented

California and its counties are exploring ways to provide undocumented immigrants with access to health care.

In a California Healthline audio report by Tara Siler, experts say the state could be a good test for the rest of the country to determine if the benefits of providing health care to such residents outweigh the costs.

The report includes comments from:

  • Candice Anderson, a Contra Costa County supervisor;
  • Rosa Maria Arriaga, a 72-year-old patient;
  • Álvaro Fuentes, director of Contra Costa County’s Community Clinic Consortium;
  • Gerald Kominski, director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research;
  • Gabrielle Lessard, a health policy attorney with the National Immigration Law Center;
  • Ira Mehlman, with the Federation for American Immigration Reform;
  • Teshina Wilson, a physician at a Richmond clinic; and
  • Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California (Siler, California Healthline, 11/11).

You can download a PDF of this report.

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