Current health care coverage options for the undocumented in California include a limited program for pregnancy or life-or-death-situations, and the emergency room.
Undocumented & Uninsured
These UC Davis Medical School students are beneficiaries of the DACA program who were brought into the United States as undocumented children. They are all now medical students at UC Davis and volunteer at the Clinica Tepati in Sacramento serving a largely undocumented population.
The Trump administration’s proposal to broaden the definition of ‘public charge’; or a burden on U.S. taxpayers, has already stopped many immigrants from using public health services for fear that such use will block them from a green card.
Huron resident Rosa Franco's case became known thanks to the Uncovered California project, and she was able to get help and guidance through the nonprofit organization Centro La Familia.
While legal residents have increasingly found insurance coverage through the ACA, the picture remains bleak for the large number of undocumented Korean Americans living in California.
Lawyers fighting the ban say the “new requirement rewrites our immigration and health care laws” and will affect the entry of up to 375,000 individuals each year.