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California Takes Different Path On Insuring Immigrants Living In U.S. Illegally
Kaiser Health News

Angel Torres hasn’t been to the doctor since coming to the United States illegally more than two decades ago. But now, his vision is getting blurry and he frequently feels tired. Torres, 51, worries he might have diabetes like his brothers.

“Time is passing,” he said in Spanish. “I need to get checked out.”

Torres is in luck. He lives in California, which has a dramatically different approach than most other states to health care for immigrants without authorization to live here.