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DACA volunteers at Clinica Tepati face uncertain health care futures

Jasmin Jesenia Santos Alarcon
Undocumented & Uninsured
USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative
May 24, 2019

A group of four DACA students who provide services at Clinica Tepati to low-income and undocumented immigrants are worried about their own health coverage, as soon as they graduate from the university. If their future employer doesn’t provide an option to health insurance, they may have to go through a private insurance. That would be more expensive, and the students say they would have to go to a clinic just like Clinica Tepati to obtain services themselves. 

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This project results from an innovative reporting venture – the USC Center for Health Journalism News Collaborative – which involves print and broadcast outlets across California, all reporting together on the state’s uninsured. Outlets include newspapers from the McClatchy Corp., Gannett Co., Southern California News Group, and La Opinion, as well as broadcasters at Univision and Capital Public Radio. 

Topics in this Series

  • Affordability
  • Access to Care
  • Expanding Coverage
  • Undocumented & Uninsured
  • Legislative Fixes