The goal of Medi-Cal is to respond to the health care coverage needs of a growing number of uninsured individuals, and to address the need of supplemental coverage for individuals whose insurance premiums and deductibles are too costly.
About the Program
In California, each county is responsible for administering Medi-Cal eligibility and for interpreting state regulations. In general, individuals who are eligible for Medi-Cal benefits are low-income or have limited means to pay for the cost of health care. Medi-Cal has multiple programs one or a family may qualify for, please see Program Requirements below for some general guidelines.
Program Requirements Medi-Cal - Modified Adjusted Gross Income
This program is income based by family size (Year 2022 figures)
138% Poverty Level
Medi-Cal - Non-Modified Adjusted Gross Income (Full Hierarchy)
Age 65 or older
Meet Social Security’s definition of a blind or disabled individual
Families with children by qualify as long as deprivation exists such as meeting one of the following criteria:
Incapacitated parent (disabled more than 30 days, but not permanent)
Primary wage earner working less than 100 hours or income less than 100% of federal poverty level