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To find care, many undocumented and uninsured take unorthodox routes

Uninsured clinic patient
The USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative
April 03, 2019

90% of undocumented and low-income Latinos in California do not have health insurance. For this reason, many individuals have no other option but to attend unorthodox clinics that offer basic healthcare services. This is the case of three men who shared their stories for this report. We also include resources and information for uninsured individuals to help them find clinics and services throughout the state of California.

Follow the USC Center for Health Journalism Collaborative series "Uncovered California" here

About This Series

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