Leaders Spread Word of DACA Eligbility for Healthcare

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“Diane Vanette, a volunteer with OneLA who screens people at Obamacare enrollment events, recently informed a couple with deferred-action status that they were both eligible for Medi-Cal. “He was shocked, she was shocked,” Vanette said.

This issue illustrates the complexities in expanding coverage to the state’s large uninsured Latino population. About 82% of DACA-eligible Californians are Latino, according to the report….”

[Photo Credit: Anne Cusack, LA Times]

Report: 125,000 Immigrants Given Deferred Action Eligible for Medi-Cal, Los Angeles Times