CHA News Article

Report Outlines Types of Coverage Expansions Under Consideration for California’s Undocumented Residents

The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has released a report, titled Health Care Coverage and Care for Undocumented Immigrants, outlining the different types of coverage expansions under consideration for California’s undocumented residents. Several prospective policy options at federal, state and local levels offer opportunities for expanding coverage and improving health care access to California’s undocumented residents. The report considers the potential reach of two options in particular — access to comprehensive Medi-Cal benefits for low-income residents, and access to purchase health plans through Covered California for those with higher incomes. The report also provides regional population estimates of undocumented immigrants in California, breaking the estimates down into income categories defined by eligibility thresholds for public health insurance programs. The full report is available on the PPIC website