Officials Spreading The Word On Medi-Cal Expansion
Starting May 1, Medi-Cal will be available to all children regardless of their immigration status. But officials worry they will have to overcome the distrust that makes some families reluctant to seek coverage and care.
Group Gets The Word Out: Undocumented Children Now Eligible For Health Care
Area health providers are starting to spread the word about California’s pioneering decision to expand medical insurance to cover children 19 and under regardless of their immigration status. Starting May 1, California makes available full-scope Medi-Cal benefits for children who meet the eligibility requirements for the low-income Medi-Cal program but previously did not qualify because they did not meet immigration requirements, said Yunkyung Kim, plan chief operating officer for Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare of California. (Steinberg, 3/23)