Can new immigrants get Medi-Cal? Everyone Can Apply
Immigrants who are not lawfully present do not qualify for a health plan through Covered California; however, they may qualify for coverage through Medi-Cal if they are younger than 26 or are 50 or older, if they are a DACA recipient, if they are currently pregnant or were recently pregnant.
Can immigrants get health insurance in the US? In general, lawfully present immigrants must have a “qualified” immigration status to be eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, and many, including most lawful permanent residents or “green card” holders, must wait five years after obtaining qualified status before they may enroll.
Can green card holders get Covered California? Options for Green Card Holders
Green card holders, as well as documented immigrants, have access to all of the coverage options offered through Covered California.
Can undocumented people get Medi-Cal in California? Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a budget deal Sunday that includes funding to expand Medi-Cal – California’s state-subsidized health insurance – for low-income, undocumented residents ages 26 to 49. It is expected to impact roughly 700,000 people across the state.