California Opens Medicaid Program To Undocumented Residents

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / June 27, 2022 at 6:55 PM
All income-eligible Californians, regardless of immigration status, will be eligible for Medicaid coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2024. California became the first state to provide all undocumented immigrants access to Medicaid program when the state passed its final 2022-23 state budget. Advocates expect the change will provide health care coverage for about 700,000 undocumented Californians who are 26 to 49 years old, leading to the largest drop in 10 years the state’s uninsured rate. “By removing immigration status as an eligibility...

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