Panel Paper: Intersections of Health and Immigration: Policy Analysis of California's Health for All Kids Act

Monday, April 10, 2017 : 11:25 AM
HUB 268 (University of California, Riverside)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Ryan Natividad, University of California, Riverside
Recently, the state of California passed SB 4 (Health for All Kids Act) and SB 75 (Full Scope Medi-Cal for All Children), which would increase access of children, regardless of citizenship and documentation status, to healthcare resources. These legislation are cutting-edge since existing federal law prohibits Medicaid matching funds for medical assistance to undocumented individuals, except for emergency care or services. Since these bills were signed into law within the last two years, this research will highlight preliminary results based on the collection and analyses of key informant interviews of stakeholders who were instrumental in the drafting and passage of SB 4 and SB 75. Analysis of data collected by California state agencies pertaining to SB 4 and SB 75 will also inform research results. Results from quantitative and qualitative data analysis will address ways to improve the implementation of key parts of SB 4 and SB 75 and will update stakeholders about the current state of implementing these legislation.