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But the remaining uninsured are tough to reach.
Deportation-relief programs would have meant access to subsidized health care.
The state can now submit a potentially precedent-setting request for federal approval to allow immigrants living in California illegally to buy insurance from Covered California.
Opponents of the proposal say a requirement to inform consumers of such programs would only boost drug company sales and increase overall health care spending.
Up to 170,000 undocumented children in the state can now apply for full Medi-Cal health coverage, which will boost enrollment.
In California, backers of a plan to allow adults living in the country illegally to buy coverage on the state’s exchange hurry to get federal approval — fearing opposition or inaction under a new administration.
California is inching closer to a first-in-the-nation request for a federal ruling that would allow the state’s Obamacare exchange to sell health plans to immigrants who are living in the country illegally.
Two state senators and a health foundation executive offer their perspectives.
New approach will provide state’s low-income health care program to children in the U.S. illegally.
With undocumented immigrant children able to get full Medi-Cal benefits starting in May, the state legislature will turn its attention to the more controversial idea of offering the same coverage to their adult counterparts.