Many immigrants see America as a paradise full of opportunities, but find another reality: a series of obstacles, which at times put them on the brink of death.
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.
A steady stream of customers buys remedies without a prescription at an informal street market near downtown Los Angeles, jeopardizing their health. A range of aid programs, however, can help the uninsured or those without adequate funds purchase drugs they need without resorting to informal markets
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.
Undocumented and uninsured people often don't know where to find care, and some are going to unorthodox places such as homeless shelters to take care of basic needs.
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.