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Health Reform and Medi Cal Expansion to Low Income.

Starting January 1, 2014, Americans under age 65 who have incomes less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level ($14,500 for an individual and $29,700 for a family of four in 2011) medicaid.gov

Complete an application ONLINE for Medi-Cal, County Medical Services Program (CMSP), CalFresh (formerly known as Food Stamps) and California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) benefits in California.

Who Can Get Medi-Cal?

People in many different situations qualify for Medi-Cal. They are listed below. If you are not in one of these groups, call your county social service agency to determine if you qualify for a county-operated medical assistance program.

You may automatically be eligible for Medi-Cal if you receive cash assistance under one of the following programs:

  • SSI/SSP (Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program)
  • CalWORKs (California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids). Previously called Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
  • Refugee Assistance
  • Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program.

Even if you don’t receive cash assistance, you may be eligible for Medi-Cal if you are one of the following:

  • 65 or older
  • Blind
  • Disabled
  • Under 21
  • Pregnant
  • Diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer
  • In a skilled nursing or intermediate care facility.
  • Refugee status during a limited period of eligibility. Adult refugees may or may not be eligible depending upon how long they have been in the U.S.
  • Parent or caretaker relative of a child under 21 and
  • The child’s parent is deceased or does not live with the child, or
  • The child’s parent is incapacitated, or
  • The child’s parent who is the primary wage earner is unemployed or underemployed.

 

Agent Training –  Plan Options    Eligibility

 What Medi Cal means to you  pdf 39 pages

CA Bills to expand Medi Cal to comply with Federal Mandates ABX1-1 SBX1-1

Pre 2014 CURRENT Medi – Cal Income Levels to qualify

Medicaid.gov/ Eligibility Tons of links and Regulations

FAQ’s

Household Income Definition?

Using Medi-Cal Coverage to waive off Employer Group Coverage?

New Study shows Middle Age Residents lost coverage during the recession, they too, may qualify.

FREE Life Line Cell Phone 

New Hospital Manual on how hospitals can help patients get into Medi Cal

Here’s a report just released on how Medi Cal is working this year and gearing up for more people as the least amount of income needed to qualify is dropping to 133% of poverty level. CA Health Care Almanac

Basically, if you do not have money, you can apply to the state for help with your medical bills.  Then the taxpayers, pay for you.  Check the brochures and links below and with your  Social Worker etc. Basically any type of illness would be covered.

Tax Credit for Individual Coverage

Medicare Advantage Plans

Other Free or low cost services

Consumer Links

Medi Cal – What it means to you pdf

Law Help.org Public Benefits

Other Guaranteed Issue and Low Cost Plans

Long Term Care

Share of Cost (I don’t think this will be relevant under Health Care Reform)

Share of Cost Medi Cal CHCF Brochure

ca health advocates.org

ladpss.org

Medi Cal Qualification Rules

If you would rather we do the research and find the answers to your questions or help you with forms, we can do that starting at $25.   Please note that Medi-Cal should be helping you at no charge.

Orange County Medicare Services Initiative (pdf)

Federal Medicaid Eligibility & links to your State’s Program

Technical Links

42 USC § 1396 – Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

 

Income Levels to Qualify for Medi Cal San Mateo County

Supreme Court Ruling 6.28.2012 Supreme Court Ruling Medi Caid Medi Cal Expansion

Percent % Calculator

See Medi Medi Page – Medicare Dual Eligible