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‘DREAMers’ are eligible for state health care support in California

/ 12:46 PM February 27, 2014

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SACRAMENTO — California recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), or Dreamers, qualify for Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.

Up to 125,000 undocumented young immigrants are estimated to be eligible for Medi-Cal, according to the new report released by the UC Berkeley Labor Center, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, and the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.

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DACA provides temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. In California, unlike in most other states, low-income individuals granted Deferred Action are eligible for Medi-Cal.

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