May 14, 2021

Undocumented seniors would be eligible for California health care in Gavin Newsom’s budget

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Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented adults, between the ages of 26 and 59, is not part of Newsom’s budget proposal, but the California Latino Legislative Caucus is prioritizing a bill this year that would extend coverage for those Californians.

Jeffrey Reynoso, executive director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, said Latino communities, particularly undocumented seniors, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impact, representing a disproportionate number of COVID-related cases and deaths.

“We see this as a tremendous investment in redressing the long-standing structural barriers for health care for seniors, particularly those who are undocumented,” he said.

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