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Medi-Cal rolls could swell under Obama's deportation relief plan
Medi-Cal rolls could swell under Obama's deportation relief plan

President Obama's executive actions on immigration, which have sparked a fierce political backlash nationwide, could also provide an unlikely boost for another of his goals: increasing health insurance signups. Immigrants living in the U.S. without permission can't enroll in Obamacare, but an unusual policy in California allows those granted temporary relief from deportation to sign up for Medi-Cal. That means up to half a million more Californians could apply for the state's low-income health program, according to data released Wednesday by UC Berkeley and UCLA. "It's huge for reducing the ranks of the uninsured," said Sonya Schwartz, a research fellow at...

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