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State senator’s bill seeks health aid for undocumented; costs unclear
Southern California Public Radio

In an effort to make health insurance available to undocumented immigrants who are barred from receiving federal benefits under the Affordable Care Act, state Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) plans to unveil legislation on Friday that would commit the state to help pay for their coverage. Questions remain about how much his measure would cost taxpayers if it becomes law.

Lara’s office would not comment on the legislation before it’s released, but advocates who have been helping him draft the bill say it will include two main provisions.