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.
Healthcare Systems & Policy
While comprehensive care is elusive for the undocumented in all California counties, where a person lives can make all the difference in whether care is available outside of ERs.
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.
There are 22 bills before the state's Legislature this year that aim to make health care more affordable and accessible. Here's what they would do.
The Trump administration's immigration crackdown stops many immigrants from using public health services for fear they'll be declared a "public charge."
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.
Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s committed to universal health care goals, but some advocates say his revised budget proposal falls far short.
State lawmakers could be scaling back proposals to expand Medi-Cal coverage to all Californians after a budget subcommittee approved funding for only undocumented young adults and seniors.
With millions of dollars in federal funding at stake, California is trying some unusual strategies to encourage hard-to-count populations to participate in the census.
County health programs and federally funded community clinics generally make up the safety net for people without insurance. But when an ailment requires surgery or other complex treatment, patients are forced to get creative or wait it out.