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State urges feds to OK immigrants’ health coverage
Capitol Weekly

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in California would be able to buy insurance through the state healthcare coverage marketplace if the federal government accepts a newly signed state law to exempt them from the federal rule.

Federal law prohibits illegal immigrants from buying health insurance through Covered California, the state health insurance exchange – the first one in the nation — created by the federal Affordable Care Act, or ACA. The complex system includes a sliding scale of costs and subsidies pegged to income.