Community Health, Youth Voices
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.