Fearing to Sign-Up for Health Care.

Monday_673x324MONDAY, MAY 22
PROGRAM # 8071 12:00 PM PST.

Fearing to Sign-Up for Health Care.

Immigrant families are worrying about signing up or renew coverage for their undocumented children in Medi-Cal fearing their personal information may be used to deport them. About 190,000 kids enrolled in Medi-Cal after California passed the Health4AllKids law a year ago. On the first anniversary, analysts discuss those fears and the efforts to enroll the tens of thousands that are still reluctant to sign up. Analysts also comment on the motion by California and other states against a lawsuit that seeks to end funding for subsidies that help working families to pay health care costs.

Guests: Ana Ibarra, Reporter, Kaiser Health News, Sacramento, CA; Fatima Morales, Senior Associate for Health Policy and Outreach, Children Now, Los Angeles, CA; Mayra Alvarez, President, The Children’s Partnership, Los Angeles, CA.

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