November 18 2018

California Health Report – Public Charge Rule Threatens Health of California’s Children, Report Says

…Changes to the so-called public charge rule would, if approved, push already-wary immigrant families in the state to dis-enroll their children from Medi-Cal and other public health insurance programs, or not enroll them in these programs in the first place, according to the report by The Children’s Partnership, the Population Reference Bureau, and Kidsdata.org. The result would be a loss of health insurance coverage for between 269,000 to 628,000 California children, increasing the state’s uninsured rate for minors from 3 percent to as high as 8 percent, the analysis estimates…

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