California has more immigrants than any other state, and they’re a diverse bunch — from naturalized citizens to those living here illegally. Ask Emily explains how each type of immigration status is affected under Obamacare, and which groups are eligible for zero, some or all programs.
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A USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll last month noted that California’s Latinos overwhelmingly favor Obamacare Not surprising news.
Since the passage of the act, experts have identified Latinos—who make up the majority of the state’s uninsured residents -- as the population with the most to gain.
Looking at it from the other end, the enrollment of Latinos is the bulls-eye for the new state insurance exchange, Covered California. If it convinces Latinos to sign up, it has largely won the game.
Before her injury, dancer Chisa Yamaguchi could catapult 12 feet in the air from a towering stage structure, but Hollywood’s brass ring of health insurance was always out of reach.
Then came Obamacare.
The President’s embattled health law could play the role of a lifetime for California’s arts and entertainment community. It promises to expand health coverage beyond a relative few who work enough to qualify for Screen Actors Guild insurance, or who dig deeply into their wallets for individual plans.
This poor, rural county in the southern Central Valley made its name in agriculture by producing more milk than any other county in the nation.
But for the men and women laboring in the dairies, fields and packing plants here, Tulare County also owns a less auspicious distinction: It is home to the highest percentage of adults in California without health insurance.