LA Times: Gov. Jerry Brown considering expanding Medi-Cal to immigrants

Top aide Nancy McFadden, background, discussed Gov. Jerry Brown’s upcoming priorities while speaking at an event hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) By PHIL WILLON  Gov. Jerry Brown is considering expanding state-funded Medi-Cal coverage to residents shielded from deportation under President Obama’s new immigration policies. Nancy McFadden, … Continue reading

The California Report: Newly Protected Immigrants Will Be Eligible for Medi-Cal, Advocates Say

By Lisa Aliferis California undocumented immigrants who are eligible for deferred deportation under President Obama’s executive action are expected to be eligible for Medi-Cal, as long as they meet income guidelines, advocates said Thursday. Medi-Cal is the state’s health insurance program for people who are low income. Under federal law, these immigrants are not eligible for … Continue reading

LA Times: Report: 125,000 immigrants given deferred action eligible for Medi-Cal

Erica Sol, right and daughter Gudalupe Curiel, 3, listen during a screening event for Covered California and Medi-Cal enrollees at Our Lady of Peace Parish in North Hills. Obamacare sign-up events are picking up as the March 31 open-enrollment deadline approaches. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times /February 13, 2014) By Soumya KarlamanglaA new report shows that as … Continue reading

Sac Bee: California senator unveils bill to give health care to undocumented immigrants

A plan to provide undocumented immigrants in California access to subsidized health care has been spelled out in Senate Bill 1005 by Sen.Ricardo Lara, a Democrat from Bell Gardens. Undocumented immigrants are excluded from the federal Affordable Care Act that is now offering legal residents the ability to purchase health insurance through government-run marketplaces. Lara’s bill would create two avenues for Californians who … Continue reading

LA Times: Immigrants help Medicare stay solvent

  Patients wait in line at Nuestra Clinica Del Valle in San Juan, Texas. (Eric Gay / Associated Press /September 5, 2012) By Noam N. LeveyMay 29, 2013, 1:12 p.m.  WASHINGTON — Immigrants in the United States both legally and illegally are helping sustain Medicare, contributing about $14 billion more a year to the federal health program for the elderly … Continue reading

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