Meeting the Health Needs of the Immigrant Community In Uncertain Times

June 14, 2017

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided millions of uninsured U.S. residents, including uninsured legal permanent residents and naturalized citizens, with coverage opportunities through the Medicaid adult expansion and state-based exchanges with tax credits available to support affordability. However, ACA excludes the undocumented community from these opportunities.

This fact sheet provides information on California’s immigrant community, the barriers they face to access health care, and California policies promoting access and/or coverage for all residents, regardless of immigration status.

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