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La Opinión covered a new study led by Arturo Vargas Bustamante, associate professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. According to the study, more Latinos in California reported having health insurance and a usual source of care after the Affordable Care Act’s major provisions were implemented.
The Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) improved health insurance coverage and health care utilization among Latinos in California, inclduing immigrants of Mexican heritage, the group with the largest percentage of undocumented immigrants.
Professors at the University of California in Los Angegeles studied the differences in coverage before and after the ACA for Latinos in the state and differences between citizens, residents and undocumented immigrants.