General Information

California Section 1011 Funds Exhausted
Program brought more than $250 million to California providers

California’s allotment of Section 1011 funds has been exhausted according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Highmark Medicare Services, the administrator of the program.

The program brought more than $250 million to California providers. California now joins 25 other states that have spent their full allotment of Section 1011 funds.

Section 1011 refers to the section of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 that allowed limited payments for providers for their unreimbursed costs of providing care to undocumented immigrants. Additional information about the program is available at

CHA was instrumental in helping create the Section 1011 program, which expired in 2008, and has sought to reauthorize the program. However, it is unlikely due to the current political environment.