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California Governor Unveils Healthcare Plan to Cover Undocumented Immigrants

HeadlineJan 13, 2022

In California, Governer Gavin Newsom unveiled a plan that would extend its state-sponsored healthcare program to all low-income undocumented residents. Currently only undocumented Californians under the age of 26 can benefit from Medi-Cal, and later this year undocumented people 50 and over will also be able to apply. Nearly two-thirds of undocumented Californians under the age of 65 currently do not have health insurance.

Meanwhile, a new bill sponsored by the California Nurses Association that would guarantee single-payer universal healthcare cleared its first major hurdle Tuesday by overwhelmingly passing an Assembly Health Committee vote. 

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