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Scaled-back immigrant healthcare bill clears key fiscal panel
Scaled-back immigrant healthcare bill clears key fiscal panel

A sweeping measure to offer state-subsidized healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally was significantly pared back Thursday in an effort to rein in costs as it cleared a key legislative hurdle. Rather than extend Medi-Cal--California's healthcare coverage for the poor--to all eligible adults regardless of immigration status, as originally proposed, the amended bill by state Sen. Ricardo Lara would set up a limited enrollment healthcare program.  ------------ FOR THE RECORD A previous version of this story said the bill would allow people to buy insurance through the Covered California exchange, pending permission from the federal government, or through a...

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