Addressing California’s health care crisis starts with ensuring that everyone has access to basic health care.

Access to Care

California has taken tremendous steps towards expanding access to care under the Affordable Care Act and through Health4All Kids. With these expansions, over 90 percent of Californians have access to basic health care services. To live up to our promise of health for all, California has to take bold action to care for our most vulnerable residents.

 

Undocumented Californians

Undocumented Californians are facing a health crisis. In spite of their integral role to our state, undocumented Californians are largely excluded from accessing care. They are excluded from full Medi-Cal benefits, are not eligible to purchase insurance through Covered California, and are less likely to have employer-sponsored insurance. Undocumented residents make up the largest portion of uninsured Californians, totaling nearly 1.5 million people. It is critical that our state take action now to protect the health of all low-income Californians, regardless of where they were born.

 

Make up 10% of the state’s workforce

Contribute $3 billion in state and local taxes each year

Are parents to 1 out of 6 children in California

Our Solution

In 2016, Health4All Kids expanded comprehensive coverage to 250,000 undocumented children in Medi-Cal. Having Our Say strongly supports SB 29 (Durazo) and AB 4 (Bonta, Chiu, Santiago), which are the next logical steps to close a large remaining gap in our health care system.

 

SB 29 (Durazo) and AB 4 (Bonta, Chiu, Santiago) Health4All Adults

SB 29/AB 4 would provide full-scope Medi-Cal coverage to income-eligible adults by removing immigration status as an eligibility exclusion. These bills can ensure that no Californian goes without life-saving health coverage.

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Status Update [SB 29 (Durazo)]

Status Update [AB 4 (Bonta, Chiu, Santiago)]