Cal Matters: Medi-Cal Expansion: Some Barriers for Low-Income Residents Removed: June 22, 2021
The Medi-Cal asset test finally has been eliminated under a final budget deal between California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom. In its budget approved on Monday, the Legislature included an ongoing $105.7 million to cover the expected increase in Medi-Cal enrollment as a result of axing the asset limit.
Claire Ramsey, an attorney with Justice in Aging, said given the need and the state’s strong economic standing, now is the time to expand Medi-Cal to people who have been left out and eliminate outdated barriers.