From KPBS:

California is removing barriers to health care that keep some people from seeing a doctor. A law that began this new year extends the state’s Medicaid services, called Medi-Cal, to low-income young adults who may be in the U.S. illegally.

The change expands full-scope Medi-Cal benefits, including medical, dental, mental health and vision care for 19- to 25-year-olds regardless of immigration status. The group was previously restricted to emergency care coverage or limited scope insurance for specific events, such as a pregnancy or long-term disability. Keep reading…