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Jacqueline García's blog posts

posted 09/08/2016
A reporter explores what Obamacare has meant for the health of DACA recipients and their undocumented family members. For many such families, reform has result in a patchwork quilt of eligibility.
posted 03/08/2016

Of the more than 836,000 young immigrants who've applied for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a significant number have been able to continue their higher education, apply for college and receive financial aid. But health coverage has been trickier.

Jacqueline García's Blog

Known as the public charge rule, it allowed the government to deny green cards to people who... more »
posted 06/21/22
"I never talked about this because it is taboo," said a Los Angeles mother of three. more »
posted 05/18/22
Will fears of the Trump-era “public charge” rule keep immigrants from signing up? more »
posted 11/09/21

Jacqueline García's Work

Senate Bill 10, recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, could open the door to coverage for DACA recipients and undocumented residents currently excluded from ACA exchange coverage.

Stephanie Martinez has health insurance, but like many in her situation, her road to coverage was complicated by her family’s mixed-immigration status and household income.

For many of the young immigrants who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, getting health insurance has not been easy. For others, it hasn’t been a priority.

Collaborative Reporting

Los trabajadores agrícolas indígenas y sus familias a menudo desconocen los servicios de salud... more »
Language barriers mean indigenous farmworkers and their families often don’t know about available... more »