California is about to be the first state to expand health care to young unauthorized immigrants

138,000 young adults could be affected by this new proposal.

California is on the verge of becoming the first state to provide Medicaid to young adults who are unauthorized immigrants — a big deal in a state where unauthorized adults make up the largest group of uninsured people.

The state legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom agreed on a plan on June 9 to expand Medi-Cal, the state’s version of Medicaid, to cover all eligible 19- to 25-year-olds regardless of immigration status. The...

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