California Medicaid

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Medicaid/Medicare


December 19, 2018

Overview

Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported by Federal and state taxes. Medi-Cal is a large program made up of many separate programs designed to assist Californians in various family and medical situations.

The California Healthy Families program has transitioned to the Medi-Cal Program as of January 1, 2013.

Administration

California Medicaid is administered by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of California, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, be responsible for children under 19 years of age, or be 65 years of age or older.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $15,800
2 $21,307
3 $26,813
4 $32,319
5 $37,825
6 $43,331
7 $48,851
8 $54,384

*For households with more than eight people, add $5,533 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

To apply online, please visit the Covered California online application portal.

For additional application information, visit the Apply for Medi-Cal page. You will be able to download an application form directly from the site.

You may also find out if you qualify through the Marketplace application.

Contact:

916-445-4171

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