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Healthcare is coming for undocumented – is Long Beach ready?

Undocumented kids growing up in Long Beach couldn’t always go to see a doctor when they felt ill. Now, Senate Bill 4, the Health for All Kids Act, will allow income-eligible, undocumented youth to qualify for health coverage under Medi-Cal. But getting the tens of thousands of families who qualify in Long Beach enrolled won’t be easy. “[Eligible residents] have said they often forego healthcare and other services out of fears that applying for coverage might reveal their status or hinder obtaining a green card. Language barriers are also cited as another reason.” Read the full report on Voicewaves.

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This entry was posted on May 1, 2016 by in Print, Voicewaves and tagged , , .

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