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Campaign Seeks Health Coverage For Undocumented Californians

Health care activists are touring California in an attempt to drum up support for a bill that would offer affordable healthcare coverage for the state’s nearly 3 million residents who don’t qualify for Obamacare because of their immigration status.

The bill, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach), would expand Medi-Cal eligibility to all Californians regardless of immigration status. It would also create a special health care exchange for undocumented Californians to shop for insurance.