Legislation


AB 2402 – California

Status: In Process
Year Introduced: 2022
Link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220AB2402

Medi-Cal: continuous eligibility.
Under this bill, a child under 5 years of age would be continuously eligible for Medi-Cal, including without regard to income and without an annual review of eligibility, until the child reaches 5 years of age, to the extent that any necessary federal approvals are obtained and federal financial participation is available. The bill would also apply this continuous eligibility to children who are without satisfactory immigration status but who are eligible for Medi-Cal, as specified.

This bill would, if the annual household income exceeds 317% of the federal poverty level, instead require that the infant remain continuously eligible for the program until they are 5 years of age, to the extent that any necessary federal approvals are obtained and federal financial participation is available.

This bill would require that the application also specify that the applicant will provide continuous eligibility for a child under the program until the child is 5 years of age if the child is not determined to be eligible for Medi-Cal during that time. The bill would condition implementation of this provision on an appropriation and receipt of any necessary federal approvals. The bill would also remove the above-described reference to citizenship and immigration status requirements.


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