CA Senator Proposes Expanding Obamacare to Undocumented

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California State Sen. Richard Lara (D-Bell Gardens), who runs the legislature's Latino Caucus, said he will file a bill to expand health coverage to all Californians, regardless of their immigration status. Lara said immigration status should not be a barrier to accessing health insurance. Barack Obama's health reform law, known as Obamacare, does not include undocumented immigrants. In California, three to four million people remain uninsured. Of these, nearly one million are not eligible for coverage as a result of their immigration status.

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