May 22 2015

New America Media: CA Senate Committee Would Boost Medi-Cal, Including for Undocumented

 

… In a move health care advocates are calling a promising sign, the Senate Budget Subcommittee May 21, added $40 million to the state’s Medi-Cal budget to allow it to provide health care for all California residents regardless of their immigration status. The vote is an important step toward potential passage. “It’s a modest investment, but a big deal,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, the statewide health consumer advocacy coalition. “It will make a big impact on our health care system and on our economy…

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