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State health insurance exchange weighs new way to insure immigrants
Southern California Public Radio

Covered California officials are looking into a way that the state might be able to offer health insurance coverage to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally and now barred from obtaining coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Last week, the state health care exchange produced an analysis on possibly applying for a federal waiver, known as the Section 1332 State Innovation Waiver.

The waivers to the Affordable Care Act seek “to modify certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act based on guidelines set forth by the federal Department of Health and Human Services,” according to the California exchange.