All undocumented immigrants in California offered health insurance

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This makes California the first state in the country to implement such a regulation. California has become the first state in the country to offer health insurance to all undocumented immigrants. The coverage is available as of January 1 and represents a first anywhere in the country. Beginning this year, all undocumented immigrants in California will be able to qualify for Medi-Cal, which is the state’s version of the health insurance. This is true regardless of the age of the individual. Until last year, undocumented immigrants could not qualify to…

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Senator Feinstein announces her support for rate controls in health insurance

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, San Francisco) has announced that she has placed her support behind a controversial ballot measure that would give state insurance regulators the authority to approve California health coverage rates. As one of the most highly respected politicians in California, the support by Feinstein – who is now the chief spokesperson and head booster of the initiative – this high-stakes move suddenly has a great deal more weight behind it. This initiative is designed to provide effective regulation over increases in health premiums. According to an…

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Almost 20 percent of Californians don’t have health insurance

New statistics released by the U.S. Census have shown that many Californians are going without health insurance, as almost one in every five did not have this coverage within the last three years. This is one of the highest rates of uninsured individuals in the country. According to the census, from 2008 through 2010, 18.9 percent of the residents of California – nearly 7 million people – did not have any form of healthcare coverage. The same census showed that the national average during that same period was 15.8 percent.…

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