Community Health, Youth Voices
Residents of Merced and Stanislaus Counties gave personal testimony of the health effects of the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the Affordable Care Act. There are 24,000 estimated undocumented residents in Merced county, and Health For All, or Senate Bill 4, would allow them to buy a health care plan through the state’s insurance exchange. The room was packed, but the absence of elected officials was noticed. “I feel like nothing was accomplished. They give the same answers all the time and they do not want to cooperate with the community.” Read more of the story on We’Ced.