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State bill would get undocumented immigrants on health-care rolls
Orange County Register

Undocumented immigrants would be eligible for Medi-Cal coverage, and a state-funded health insurance exchange would be created under a bill introduced in Sacramento on Thursday.

The proposal’s potential cost to the state is unclear. State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, plans to outline his proposed law during a news conference in Los Angeles today. The bill includes provisions that would cover the poorest undocumented immigrants and those who are not eligible to participate in the new federal health program because of their immigration status.