ADEA State Update

State Policy Update - August 2015

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  • California

    On June 24, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed the 2015–16 state budget allocating $40 million in state funding to provide health insurance to all low-income undocumented children under Medi-Cal, the state’s health insurance program for low-income residents that includes Medicaid enrollees. 

    This coverage extension is fully funded by state dollars because, by law, federal funds cannot be used for that purpose. Coverage is slated to begin on May 1, 2016. According to Families USA, California is the largest state to decide to cover low-income undocumented children, joining New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington and the District of Columbia.

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