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SB 29: Medi-Cal: Eligibility (2019 - 2020)

Summary: 

The federal Medicaid program provisions prohibit 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. Current law requires individuals under 19 years of age
enrolled in restricted-scope Medi-Cal at the time the Director of Health Care Services makes a
determination that systems have been programmed for implementation of these provisions to be
enrolled in the full scope of Medi-Cal benefits, if otherwise eligible, pursuant to an eligibility and
enrollment plan, which includes outreach strategies. This bill would extend eligibility for full-scope Medi-
Cal benefits to individuals of all ages who are otherwise eligible for those benefits but for their
immigration status, and would delete provisions delaying implementation until the director makes the
determination as specified.

Author: 
Durazo
Category: 
Coverage
CPEHN Position: 
Support
Status: 
5/29/19 - Passed Sen Floor (24 Ayes. 11 Noes.)