With the new year, California has expanded health care coverage to include young undocumented adults through Medi-Cal.
Eligible 19 to 25 year olds now have access to preventive care, such as doctor's visits, prescription drugs and dental services, according to a news release by Health4Kern.
“This is a huge step towards ensuring that all members of immigrant families have access to health care coverage regardless of their immigration status, and can lead healthier lives,” said Nataly Santamaria, of Vision y Compromiso and a member of Building Healthy Communities Kern’s Health4Kern Team. “Health care is a fundamental human right, and we know that a healthy community is a thriving community.”
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