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State-sponsored health coverage for kids in transition
Thousand Oaks Acorn

The parents of more than 20,000 Ventura County children received notices in the mail last month reminding them that their Healthy Families medical insurance will soon be transitioning into the state’s Medi-Cal program.

Healthy Families—the state-sponsored health insurance program for children and teens in low-income families—is being phased out as of Jan. 1, in accordance with Gov. Jerry Brown’s Assembly Bill 1494.

The new budget bill affects roughly 875,000 children across the state.