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California Assembly OKs Asking Feds to Allow Undocumented Immigrants Access to Covered California
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The California Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would permit undocumented immigrants access to Covered California, the state’s health insurance marketplace.

Under federal law undocumented immigrants are barred from any of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Bill 10 would direct California to ask the federal government for a waiver that would permit undocumented immigrants the option to buy insurance on Covered California — with their own money. It passed by a vote of 54-19.