CHA News Article

Seminar to Examine Undocumented Population Eligible for Deferred Action
Will focus on immigrants’ income, access to health insurance, Medi-Cal impact

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research will conduct the first of its 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series tomorrow, March 31 from noon – 1 p.m. The seminar will include discussion of findings from a new study on the health insurance status and characteristics — including age, income level and work status — of eligible California immigrants. More than 1 million undocumented immigrants in California are estimated to be eligible for relief from deportation and work authorization as a result of recent executive actions. Nadereh Pourat, the Center’s director of research, will also examine the potential effect on immigrants’ income and access to health insurance, as well as the impact on Medi-Cal. Participants may join in person at 10960 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles or by live-streaming webinar, accessible the day of the seminar.