California Governor Approves Medi-Cal for Undocumented Children in SB 4, “Health For All Kids”

On October 9, Governor Brown signed SB 4, a bill that expands Medi-Cal eligibility to all children, regardless of immigration status.  The bill follows up on a previous budget action aimed at providing such coverage for immigrant children.  Senate Bill 10, which is expected to advance next year, will include a provision to cover undocumented adults.  Laws that give undocumented people access to preventative care help avoid the costly and ineffective use of emergency services to treat commonplace, preventable conditions.

For further information regarding this new law, contact your labor law counsel. 

By Xochitl Lopez | October 26, 2015

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