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Health coverage expanded to undocumented immigrants in 35 counties
Sacramento Bee

A state panel expanded health care coverage Thursday for undocumented immigrants and other low-income residents of 35 rural counties, including Yolo County and El Dorado County in the Sacramento region.

The move by the County Medical Services Program board promises to fill in health access gaps for people who don’t qualify for low-income health coverage through Medi-Cal or for private insurance under the state’s health exchange, Covered California. Many of those people are undocumented immigrant adults who have only had access to emergency care.