June 28, 2022
California expands Medi-Cal
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - Medi-Cal, California’s health coverage program for low-income individuals and families, is extending eligibility for full coverage to more than 185,000 individuals who are 50 years of age or older, regardless of immigration status.

The upgrade kicked in May 1st.

The expansion is expected to provide coverage to an additional 10,000 residents in Riverside County.

California becomes the first state in the nation to expand full-scope Medi-Cal eligibility to low-income adults 50 years of age or older. The expansion will improve access to preventive and routine care, improve financial security for those who enroll, and strengthen California’s efforts to address health disparities and inequities, especially among populations of color.

“This expansion addresses health coverage disparities that disproportionately impact disadvantaged communities. We’re committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion on behalf of all Californians,” said Michelle Baass, Director of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
Story Date: May 12, 2022
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