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LA County urged to get more unauthorized immigrants insured




Graciela Villeda suffers debilitating pain from gallstones, but she is undocumented and uninsured. She qualifies for a county program called Healthy Way L.A. Unmatched, but because it mostly covers emergency care, she says she can't get the operation she needs to relieve her pain.
Graciela Villeda suffers debilitating pain from gallstones, but she is undocumented and uninsured. She qualifies for a county program called Healthy Way L.A. Unmatched, but because it mostly covers emergency care, she says she can't get the operation she needs to relieve her pain.
Adrian Florido

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 The millions of people in the U.S. illegally are not covered by the Affordable Care Act.

Until a couple of weeks ago, immigrants in California had hoped a bill in the state legislature would let them get Medi-Cal or a state subsidy to buy private health insurance. But that bill has stalled and its future is uncertain.

As KPCC's Adrian Florido reports, immigrant advocates in southern California are now looking more locally for help. Advocates push L.A. County to insure more unauthorized immigrants