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Covered California For Undocumented? We’ll See What Feds Say
capital public radio

As the presidential election generates a heated national debate about immigration, California is ploughing ahead with policies to integrate undocumented immigrants, most recently, by expanding healthcare access.

“It’s one of the most dramatic turnarounds in California political history,” said Daniel Zingale, senior vice president of the California Endowment, a nonprofit health foundation, about undocumented kids being covered for a full range of health services through Medi-Cal starting May 16. Currently, Medi-Cal covers emergency medical services for undocumented children and adults.