What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program, offering free or low-cost health care coverage for low-income California residents.[1563] You can apply as an individual or as a family. Due to recent changes in the law, California has expanded the Medi-Cal program. Thus, if you applied for Medi-Cal prior to January 1, 2014 and were denied, you may still be eligible under the new rules.[1564]

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    What is Medi-Cal, Cal. Dep’t of Health Servs., http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Services/medi-cal/pages/whatismedi-cal.aspx.

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    Many thanks to Kellen Russoniello of the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, California for his feedback and contributions do this manual.