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posted 07/03/2018
“Children get the best care possible, no doubt,” says the head of the Sickle Disease Foundation of California. “It’s when that child becomes an adult — that’s when they fall into a black hole.”
posted 12/10/2014

After months of reporting on immigrants' experiences in enrolling for health coverage, reporter Momo Chang still didn't have the long cover story she'd envisioned. But she stayed flexible and ended up with a compact news story that focused on a single facet of immigrant enrollment.

posted 02/12/2014

The fellowship project is looking at outreach to, and enrollment of, limited English speakers in Covered California, our state's version of the Affordable Care Act.

Momo Chang's Blog

“Children get the best care possible, no doubt,” says the head of the Sickle Disease Foundation... more »
posted 07/03/18
After months of reporting on immigrants' experiences in enrolling for health coverage, reporter... more »
posted 12/10/14
The fellowship project is looking at outreach to, and enrollment of, limited English speakers in... more »
posted 02/12/14

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Fears about deportation have kept many Latinos from signing up for health insurance in California. Although California has led the nation in sign-ups under the Affordable Care Act, the number of Latinos who have signed up has lagged in the state.

Obamacare prohibits undocumented immigrants from obtaining health-care coverage. But that would've changed in California if the "Health for All" bill had advanced last week. That means about one million people are still excluded from Medi-Cal and Covered California because of immigration status.