Who Is Eligible for Medi-Cal Insurance?


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People can qualify for Medi-Cal insurance if their incomes are considered low, if they're under 21 or at least 65, if they're a refugee, or if they have certain health conditions or disabilities, notes the California Department of Health Care Services. Those who are already part of an assistance program, such as the foster care, CalFresh or CallWorks programs, can also qualify.

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As of 2015, the California government bases the income requirements for Medi-Cal eligibility by the number of people in the family, and the annual income needs to be 138 percent or less of the federal poverty level to be eligible based on income alone. Pregnant women, those living in nursing homes, people diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer and some caretakers of children can also qualify, notes the California Department of Health Care Services.

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