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California Expands Medi-Cal To Adults 50 And Older, Regardless Of Immigration Status


California will extend Medi-Cal health care coverage to more than 185,000 residents 50 years and older, regardless of their immigration status starting May 1.
“This is an investment in our people, our economy, and our future,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an April 29 statement.
This Medi-Cal coverage extension was a part of Assembly Bill 133, which was voted into law in July 2021, following Newsom’s proposal to expand health care to low-income residents and address “health disparities and inequities, especially among populations of color” during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the statement.
Medi-Cal currently provides low-income individuals under the age of 25 or above the age of 65, pregnant women, and those with disabilities with free or low-cost medical and dental care.
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