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CDF-CA is a proud member of the Health4All movement to provide coverage to every Californian, regardless of immigration status.
California is stronger when everyone has access to health care, including immigrant children and families. CDF-CA worked with partner organizations to expand Medi-Cal eligibility and increase enrollment for all income-eligible children regardless of immigration status. In June 2015, the Governor signed SB 75 and the Health4All Kids program began in May 2016.
Currently, more than 180,000 children have access to comprehensive health benefits in Medi-Cal through the Health4All Kids program. Undocumented adult immigrants over age 19 are currently ineligible for coverage through Medi-Cal or Covered California (the state’s health insurance marketplace created by the ACA. In addition, U.S.-born children of undocumented parents who are eligible for coverage are twice as likely to lack health insurance as children born to citizens. Almost 40% of children of undocumented parents have not seen a doctor in the past year compared to 25% of the children of documented parents. Many youth and young adults are not eligible for Medi-Cal because of their immigration status. As part of our partnership with the Health4All movement, CDF-CA is working to expand Medi-Cal to all income-eligible youth and young adults ages 19-26, regardless of immigration status.