California Wants to Give Undocumented Immigrants Access to Obamacare

But the state would need permission from the White House.

Proposed legislation in California would allow as many as 390,000 adult undocumented immigrants to purchase health coverage through the state’s Obamacare insurance marketplace, dubbed Covered California.

Based on the Golden State’s other recent successful efforts to expand healthcare to its 2.4-million strong undocumented population, the bill is expected to pass. But it would require a final sign-off from President Obama’s administration since the Affordable Care Act specifically prohibits undocumented immigrants from accessing the health law’s marketplaces. It is the first such bill of its kind to be proposed in the U.S.

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Published in: on April 15, 2016 at 9:37 am  Leave a Comment  

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