Starting January 1, 2022, California is implementing a number of significant changes in Medi-Cal that will impact how low-income older adults and people with disabilities receive their benefits.
Justice in Aging created a fact sheet that outlines the changes. Some of these changes are part of California’s five-year initiative, California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM), and others are policies signed into law during the 2021 legislative session.
Some changes will impact Medi-Cal enrollees statewide. Other changes will only impact Medi-Cal enrollees in the seven Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) counties: Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Clara, and San Mateo. This fact sheet focuses only on changes that impact low-income older adults enrolled in Medi-Cal.