May 3 2016

Fresno Bee – Full Medi-Cal coverage extended to undocumented children

…Right now, 115,000 children are enrolled in restricted Medi-Cal, which has allowed them to receive emergency medical services. But under Senate Bill 75, beginning on May 16 they will be transferred into comprehensive, or full-scope Medi-Cal, which will pay for preventive care and routine medical visits, in addition to emergency care. Undocumented children will be eligible for the full Medi-Cal benefits until age 19. The state estimates an additional 55,000 children who are not currently enrolled in restricted Medi-Cal could be added to the full-scope program, bringing the enrollment total to about 170,000 children. Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid…

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Click here to learn about The California Endowment’s #Health4All Campaign which seeks to expand access to health coverage to all Californians regardless of immigration status.

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