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Report: Affordable Care Act will do little for state’s 2.6 million undocumented immigrants

Most of California’s adult illegal immigrants do not have health insurance – and likely still won’t once the Affordable Care Act is implemented, according to a new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The Affordable Care Act will soon allow the state’s uninsured to purchase relatively inexpensive coverage through an exchange. But unauthorized immigrants are explicitly prohibited from purchasing insurance on the exchange.