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Fearing Deportation, Parents Worry About Undocumented Kids In Medicaid Program
Kaiser Health News

Luz felt relieved and grateful when she learned that her 16-year-old son qualified for full coverage under Medicaid. Now, she worries that the information she provided to the government health program could put her family at risk of deportation.

Luz’s son is one of nearly 190,000 children who have enrolled in Medi-Cal — California’s version of the federal Medicaid program for people with low incomes — since California opened it to undocumented children last year.

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