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AB 4: Medi-Cal: Eligibility (2019 - 2020)

Summary: 

Current law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State
Department of Health Care Services and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health
care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid program
provisions. Federal law prohibits payment to a state for medical assistance furnished to an alien who is
not lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing in the United States
under color of law. This bill would extend eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits to individuals of all
ages, if otherwise eligible for those benefits, but for their immigration status. The bill would delete
provisions delaying eligibility and enrollment until the director makes the determination as specified.

Author: 
Arambula
Sponsors: 
California Immigrant Policy Center
Category: 
Coverage
CPEHN Position: 
Support
Status: 
5/28/19 - Passed Assembly Floor (44 Ayes. 11 Noes)