Begin Enrolling Your Kids TODAY!
On September 30, Congress failed to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and while legislation has been introduced in the Senate and House, negotiations have stalled due to other federal priorities. As of December 4, CHIP continues to be unfunded and states across the country are having to prepare for costly contingency planning. Congress must act swiftly to move forward a clean CHIP bill.
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Your Information Is Confidential
Information is confidential and the federal government has confirmed it only uses health application information to verify eligibility for health programs and not for immigration enforcement purposes. Unless you enroll in long term care, enrolling your children in Medi-Cal does not constitute a “public charge” that could later affect your immigration status.
All low-income undocumented children and youth
under 19 years old can enroll in full-scope Medi-cal.
2015 & May 16, 2016
In 2015, California passed a law that allows all low-income undocumented children and youth under 19 years old to enroll in full-scope Medi-Cal.
As of May 16, 2016, all low-income children, regardless of immigration status, are able to enroll in health coverage and get care.
Full-Scope Medi-Cal Coverage = Free Preventive Services
Key screenings and checkups are very important for a child’s healthy development. Unlike restricted-scope Medi-Cal covered services, including annual checkups, regular doctor visits, vaccinations, mental health care, and dental care and treatment. Many of these services are at no cost to your family. Getting regular preventive care, like checkups and screenings, makes it possible to treat health problems before they become more serious.