Realizing the Dream for Californians Eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Demographics and Health Coverage

Date published: February, 2014 (24 pages)

This study, produced by the UC Berkeley Labor Center, the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, is a profile on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and the highlights gaps in coverage for a significant number of young DACA Californians despite the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This study finds that expanding coverage to teens and young adults granted DACA would reduce the state's uninsured population, increase access to needed care, and reduce the burden on the safety net.