SB-0029: Medi-Cal: eligibility to age 26 regardless of immigration status

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Durazo
Status: Alive
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill extends eligibility for full-scope Medi-Cal benefits, beginning January 1, 2020, to undocumented adults ages 19 to 25, inclusive, and 65 years and older, who are otherwise eligible for those benefits but for their immigration status. This bill requires the age of eligibility for full scope Medi-Cal for undocumented individuals be expanded to the age of 26 on January 1, 2021, and to increase one year of age every calendar year thereafter. This bill subjects the expansions of eligibility required by this bill to an appropriation of funds in the annual Budget Act or another statute.

Download AAP Positional Letter: SB 29