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Half of immigrants in state illegally could be eligible for Medi-Cal expansion, study finds
Los Angeles Times

Half of Californians in the country illegally would be eligible for the state’s healthcare program for the poor if it were expanded under a proposal by legislators, a new report finds.

Some California politicians are pushing to open up the $91-billion Medi-Cal program to people here illegally, since such immigrants are not allowed to sign up for insurance under Obamacare.

An analysis released Monday by the Public Policy Institute of California quantified just how much of a dent in the state’s uninsured population such a policy change could make.