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.
8/14/19 In committee: Referred to APPR. suspense file