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California Becomes First In Nation To Expand Medicaid To Undocumented Young Adults
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For years, Beatriz Basurto’s family has had to make hard choices about when to pay for medical care, and who should get treatment.

“To me, it was always the doctor would be the last resort,” she says. ”But for my parents, the doctor was never a choice. No matter how sick they got, they had to suck it up.”

Basurto, 19, says her parents always put the kids’ medical needs before their own. The family moved to California from Mexico more than 15 years ago.