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Covered California adds Medi-Cal option for some pregnant women
Southern California Public Radio

As of this week, uninsured pregnant women who make a moderate income can now apply through Covered California for a special Medi-Cal program for expectant mothers. The Medi-Cal Access Program is designed for pregnant women who make too much to qualify for regular Medi-Cal and between 213 and 322 percent of the federal poverty level ($33,936 and $51,312 a year). Those are the qualifying amounts for a family of two, but under the rules of the program, a pregnant woman counts as at least two people for income purposes.