Exciting times lie ahead for health accessibility in California as a new law sets in that introduces the latest Adult Medi-Cal Expansion starting January 1st, 2024. This groundbreaking initiative opens the doors wider, allowing individuals aged 26-49, meeting income criteria, to embrace the full spectrum of Medi-Cal benefits, regardless of immigration status. While certain eligibility criteria remain, including income limits, this expansion represents a substantial leap toward achieving more comprehensive health coverage and inclusivity.
Full Medi-Cal covers these services and more:
- Medical care
- Mental health care
- Family planning and maternity care
- Dental care
- Vision care
A pressing concern for many individuals considering health insurance assistance is the potential impact on their immigration status. It’s crucial to note that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services explicitly exclude the receipt of health, food, and housing benefits from the public charge determination.
Utilizing Medi-Cal benefits obtained through the expansion will not negatively affect an individual’s immigration status.
As we set our sights on the evolving landscape of healthcare accessibility, Families Together of Orange County remains dedicated to its mission – committed to creating brighter futures for families in need throughout our vibrant community. Our goal is to ensure that no one faces life’s challenges alone. With the advent of the new Medi-Cal Expansion in 2024, our commitment to fostering unity, support, and hope is more crucial than ever.
HOW TO APPLY:
Families Together of Orange County is providing Medi-Cal enrollment assistance and education about the expansion to anyone who qualifies starting this winter. All applicants will be guided through the application process by one of FTOC’s Benefit Enrollment Navigators completely free of charge.
Families Together will help make sure that the application process is easy for you and your family with personalized help from our specialists. Express your interest by filling out the interest form and we’ll contact you to set up an appointment! You can fill out the form here.