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Medi-Cal Expands To Immigrant Children. Here’s How It Works.
Kaiser Health News

In a few months, California will begin providing full Medi-Cal coverage to all low-income children — regardless of their immigration status.

Depending on whom you ask, anywhere from 170,000 to 250,000 children who live in California and are in the country illegally will qualify.

If you think your child will, or know a parent whose child will, state officials and health care advocates have a simple message for you: Take action now. “Sign up today,” says Rachel Vizcarra, a program assistant with the UFW Foundation in Bakersfield, which is helping families pre-enroll. “If you do, your kids will be automatically enrolled into the program.”