Rushing To Move Excluded Immigrants Into Obamacare — Before Obama Exits

(By Pauline Bartolone, CALmatters, for Kaiser Health News)

California state legislators and advocates are racing to get federal approval in the waning months of the Obama administration for a proposal to allow immigrants living in the U.S. illegally onto the California insurance exchange.

Fearful that a new administration will torpedo their plans, they are working hard to win legislative support in California and clear other hurdles at the state and federal level.

California state Sen. Ricardo Lara is carrying a bill to allow people living in the country illegally to purchase health insurance — on their own dime — through the state exchange. Read article here…..

Kaiser Health News is a nonprofit national health policy news service that is part of the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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