Brindis CD, Hadler MW, Jacobs K, Lucia L, Pourat N, Raymond-Flesch M, Siemons R, Talamantes E. 2014. Realizing the dream for Californians eligible for deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA): Demographics and health coverage. Berkeley, CA: UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education; Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research; San Francisco, CA: UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, 27 pp.
Annotation: This report describes the health care coverage of adolescents and young adults in California who are eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides temporary work authorization and relief from deportation for qualified undocumented immigrants. The report also presents potential policy solutions to expand their coverage options. A companion report discusses the health needs, common sources of care, and barriers to care for DACA-eligible Californians and presents potential solutions for health professionals, community-based organizations, and private and public funders to improve health and access to care.
Contact: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1550, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Telephone: (310) 794-0909 Fax: (310) 794-2686 E-mail: email@example.com Web Site: http://www.healthpolicy.ucla.edu Available from the website.
Keywords: Adolescents, Barriers, California, Health insurance, Immigrants, Policy development, Research, State programs, Young adults