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Will Undocumented Immigrants Avoid New State Health Benefits?
Capital Public Radio

More than anything else, Claudia Navarro wanted health insurance for her children when she arrived in the United States.

Navarro’s daughter has spina bifida — a congenital condition her doctors in Mexico said would kill the girl within a year. But Navarro didn’t give up on her baby. Instead, she brought her two young children to the U.S. to seek medical help. She obtained limited Medi-Cal benefits for her child, despite her immigration status, and arranged treatments that kept her daughter alive.

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