Article: Is California ready to open health care to undocumented adults? Latino leaders say yes

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Is California ready to open health care to undocumented adults? Latino leaders say yes

Members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus announced this week they are prioritizing two health care bills that would expand Medi-Cal coverage for nearly 1 million undocumented adults. The Democratic lawmakers have carried similar bills in the past only to see them fail, largely over concerns about costs.

This time, they’re optimistic because of the state’s rosy budget outlook — tax revenue is coming in billions of dollars over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s January estimates — and because the coronavirus pandemic highlighted inequities in the state’s health care system.

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