Medi-Cal Prepares For Coverage Expansion For Undocumented Kids
While implementation begins May 16, coverage will be retroactive to May 1.
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Undocumented Children In California To Receive Medi-Cal Offer
California will begin offering Medi-Cal coverage next month to children living in the state illegally. Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers agreed to this decision during last year’s state budget deal. Rene Mollow, deputy director of health care benefits and eligibility for the California Department of Health Care Services, says the program is a "big deal" for families who meet Medi-Cal income requirements. "We’re looking at this as a huge opportunity in terms of helping to ensure that the children who are in the state of California have access to comprehensive health care services," Mollow says. (Ayestas, 4/27)