Capitol Public Radio reports that a bill to expand health care coverage to undocumented adults has moved forward in the California state Assembly.
According to reporters, the bill is part of a push by Democratic lawmakers to create universal coverage, after a single-payer bill stalled last year.
Allowing undocumented adults onto Medi-Cal could get California a third of the way there.
The legislation would expand access to coverage to more than a million people. The legislative debate offered little insight into how to pay for all this new free healthcare.
The Assembly measure passed along party lines. The Senate Health Committee passed a similar measure last month.