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How Obamacare Is Changing the Lives of L.A.’s Immigrants

People at event to inform people about the Affordable Care Act and donate turkeys to 5,000 needy families, in Los Angeles

Millions of Americans have enrolled in new health insurance plans because of the expansion in coverage offered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. One of the populations that has better access to healthcare is immigrants, and Los Angeles is a magnet for people born somewhere else. Immigrants make up about a third of the residents of our county. It can be a challenge for even the native-born to understand our complex—and often maddening—healthcare system. And, the rules have recently changed. In advance of the …

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