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Undocumented and Uninsured Part 2: Band-Aid Care

By: Imelda S. Plascencia, Alma Leyva, Mayra Yoana Jaimes Pena, Saba Waheed

When undocumented Californians do seek medical attention, the types of care available are Band-Aid options—basic services that provide a quick-fix or temporary remedy but do not address preventative, long-term, or sustainable health needs. These limited public programs are often the only option for uninsured Californians.