As of 2015, Kaiser Permanente accepts the federal plan Medicaid and its California version Medi-Cal, according to the organization's website. The health care provider has a long history of participating in Medicaid and began accepting the insurance in 1970.
Kaiser Permanente has a mission that includes providing quality affordable care to those in need, and it answers questions about the plan through a Medicaid assistance center, states the organization's website. To qualify for Medi-Cal, individuals must be residents of California and meet income requirements set by the California Department of Health and Human Services. Medi-Cal members receive information about all qualifying health care providers and are able to choose Kaiser Permanente if they live in one of the organization's service areas.