Budget Deal Expands Medi-Cal for Undocumented Kids

California lawmakers and the Governor agreed to expand Medi-Cal to all eligible low-income children in our state, regardless of immigration status.

In an agreement reached June 16, the budget starting July 1 will include $40 million to expand Medi-Cal coverage to an estimated 170,000 children starting May 1, 2016.

The California School-Based Health Alliance lauds this historic change that will ensure all Californian children receive the health care they need. School-based health centers will better be able to serve these children because of this much-needed change.

We thank and applaud the leadership of the Legislature and the advocacy of our partner organizations in pursuing this important change.

Read more about the budget deal from Health Access.