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DHCS Issues DACA Rescission FAQs

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has issued frequently asked questions that detail how the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) rescission at the federal level impacts Medi-Cal eligibility for existing DACA recipients in California. In its FAQ, DHCS clarifies that there will be no changes to the Medi-Cal coverage for DACA recipients (adults or children) in California. Under existing Medi-Cal policy, individuals in a deferred action status category continue to be eligible for state-funded, full scope Medi-Cal if they otherwise meet all other Medi-Cal program eligibility requirements. Therefore, individuals with DACA status will not have their health coverage impacted unless they have other changes in their eligibility status (e.g., increase in income, no longer residing in California, etc.).