Ask Emily: How to find medical care if you’re uninsured

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Ask Emily: How to find medical care if you’re uninsured

Hispanic WomanAbout 5 million Californians have new health coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), both through the Covered California health insurance exchange and the expansion of Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program for low-income residents.

But millions of others remain uninsured. Up to half of California’s uninsured population is made up of immigrants not in the country legally and therefore excluded from health insurance exchanges, tax credits and most Medi-Cal coverage.

Others can’t afford coverage (even if it’s subsidized), choose not to buy insurance or are unaware that they qualify for free or subsidized insurance.

No matter who they are or what their circumstance, they get sick, too.

Read more via Los Angeles Daily News

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