CBPC Releases Data Brief on California’s Undocumented Adult Health Coverage, Finds Most Low-Income Adults Lack Coverage

The California Budget & Policy Center (CBPC) this week released a data brief on undocumented California adults and health coverage, finding that nearly nine in 10 undocumented adults with low incomes lack coverage. Only approximately three percent of undocumented low-income adults had public coverage and approximately seven percent had private coverage; the remaining approximately 89 percent had no coverage.

As discussed in the data brief, while federal funds cannot be used to provide comprehensive Medi-Cal coverage to undocumented residents, California may opt to use state funds to expand coverage to this particular demographic group. The full data brief is available here.