AP: California Pushes to Expand Immigrant Health Care

The Associated Press (AP) reports that President Obama’s executive order to spare some immigrants from deportation has inspired Democrats, immigration groups and public health advocates in California to push for expanding health care coverage to a segment of the population that remains uninsured. Immigrant and advocates say that, in accordance with state law, Obama’s order will enable hundreds of thousands of low-income so-called “dreamer” immigrants in California to apply for Medi-Cal, California’s version of Medicaid.

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