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Cost hike blamed for immigrant kids losing public health insurance
Los Angeles Times

About 20% of low-income immigrant children in a public health insurance program in Los Angeles County lost coverage between 2009 and 2011 because of a premium increase, according to a study that appeared this week in the journal Health Affairs.

Nearly 4,500 low-income immigrant children dropped out of Healthy Kids, which was launched in 2003 and run by L.A. Care Health Plan.