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Thousands of young California immigrants eligible for health insurance but don’t often know it
Los Angeles Daily News

Carlos Velazquez’s skateboard slipped out from beneath his feet and he spiraled onto the ground, landing hard on his left arm.

He decided not to go to the doctor after the 2012 accident, resorting to over-the-counter pain medication and home remedies.

The reason: He and his mother had overstayed their visas when he was a child, so he wasn’t eligible for government-funded health insurance. And he couldn’t afford a private plan.

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