State lawmakers are expected to receive a first look Friday at the costs tied to an ambitious plan to provide health insurance for more California residents.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed expanding Medi-Cal to undocumented adults younger than 26. That would help young people like R. Lopez, who lost her eligibility this year.
Three proposals addressing Medi-Cal expansion to undocumented immigrants are up for debate this week. The latest includes seniors, which are a small but high-need slice of the state’s undocumented population.
Immigration activists advocate for paid time off for undocumented home caregivers who work with clients who are already ill and vulnerable to infection.