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Governor signs Medi-Cal expansion bills
Sacramento Business Journal

Gov. Jerry Brown signed two special session health care bills Thursday that will expand Medi-Cal coverage to an estimated 1.4 million Californians under provisions of the Affordable Care Act. He also signed the state budget and budget trailer bills that restore most dental services to 3 million adults in California and boost mental health and substance abuse services. Assembly Bill 1X-1 and Senate Bill 1X-1 will provide Medi-Cal coverage to low-income legal residents with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line — $15,282 for an individual or $31,322 for a family of four — regardless of whether they have children, disabilities or assets.