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Senate Bill 10, recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, could open the door to coverage for DACA recipients and undocumented residents currently excluded from ACA exchange coverage.

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Stephanie Martinez has health insurance, but like many in her situation, her road to coverage was complicated by her family’s mixed-immigration status and household income.

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For many of the young immigrants who applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, getting health insurance has not been easy. For others, it hasn’t been a priority.

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The number of uninsured Latino Californians has dropped dramatically in the last three years. But Latinos still make up more than half of the remaining uninsured.

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This week, California officially begins enrolling eligible undocumented kids in the state's Medicaid program. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for as the enrollment effort gets going.

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Upwards of two-thirds of uninsured kids in the U.S. are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, but aren’t enrolled. New research suggests parent mentors could be a highly effective solution to getting more low-income kids insured, with potentially huge cost savings.

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Do undocumented residents have to pay the Obamacare penalty for not having health insurance? Despite advocates' efforts, you might be surprised at how much confusion there is — even from tax preparers.

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“One important thing is to find your advocate,” veteran reporter John Gonzales told fellow journalists this week. “You got to find someone who is going to be there for you when you’re having trouble with access.”

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Media coverage of unaccompanied minors has subsided in the past couple of months, although immigration hearings and deportations continue. Meanwhile, what do we know so far about the quality of health care provided to such minors?

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As a reporter who was born and raised in China, I had a hard time trying to figure out what my health insurance options were when I came to Los Angeles for graduate school. What was Obamacare? What was Covered California? The challenges go beyond language barriers.

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