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California considers health coverage for immigrant kids
Modern Healthcare

The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to sell private insurance to those in the country illegally.Senators approved a bill that would allow children under 19 from low-income families to qualify for state-funded Medi-Cal, regardless of their legal status. It also would seek a federal waiver for California to sell unsubsidized private health insurance through the state’s health exchange, known as Covered California.

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