Medi-Cal Coverage for Undocumented Young Adults and Seniors

Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget for 2020-2021 has included Medi-Cal coverage for eligible seniors regardless of immigration status!

Our community members have fought for #Health4All, and knew first hand what the impacts are for friends and family that have had to go without health coverage. Lyzzeth Mendoza, the Community Engagement and Policy Associate for ICIJ had this to share:

“The Governor’s effort to include all income-eligible Californians up to age 26 into Medi-Cal mirrors what can become a reality for many more people including undocumented elders. Our communities need inclusive and dignified policies to thrive. We’ve waited a long time to cover all seniors regardless of immigration status. The Inland Empire applauds the efforts taking place as we kick off 2020.”

-Lyzzeth Mendoza, Community Engagement and Policy Associate

Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice

If you or someone you know needs support to apply for Medi-Cal you may use the clinic locator to find the nearest location that may assist you.

Please visit the California Health Plus clinic finder for the locations. 

If you are an undocumented young adult up to age 26, you may check your eligibility using this link to the chart from the California Immigrant Policy Center.

For more information on the expansion from the department of healthcare services please click here.

When you are ready to enroll you may need theses documents (if you have them

A. Proof of Identity (for example, photo ID, passport, consular ID, or driver’s license) 

B. Proof of Household Income (for example, current pay stub or IRS Form 1040) 

C. Medi-Cal Renewal Form (if applicable)
It is okay if you do not have these documents. 

 

Enrolling in Medi-Cal means you will have access to health services for FREE or at low cost, including preventive services – like annual check-ups, dental and vision care, and medication. Get more information and free confidential help Apply at your local clinic or with a community organization. To get help, go to: https://www.californiahealthplus.org under the find my health+ center The documents you may need to enroll (if you have them) A. Proof of Identity (for example, photo ID, passport, consular ID, or driver’s license) B. Proof of Household Income (for example, current pay stub or IRS Form 1040) C. Medi-Cal Renewal Form (if applicable)
It is okay if you do not have these documents. Get help to figure out the information you need. Questions about your immigration status and accessing healthcare? Contact an immigration advocate for free and confidential help in your area by visiting: bit.ly/immigrationhelp

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