Medicaid/Medicare Public Health Public Policy

Eligibility Requirement for California Government Health Insurance Programs

The California HealthCare Foundation has an almanac entry on Children’s Health Coverage Facts and Figures.  Eligibility requirements for these programs is described in this table.  Other key findings include:

  • The proportion of children without health insurance continued to decline through 2007, though the pace of improvement has slowed.
  • Nearly 80 percent of California’s uninsured children are eligible for coverage under either Medi-Cal, Healthy families, or Healthy Kids.
  • Medi-Cal and Healthy families are key sources of coverage for children in low-income households that together have closed the coverage gap among families with incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level.
  • Healthy Kids programs are also important for children’s coverage. twenty-four counties operate Healthy Kids programs and four others rely on California Kids.
  • Children are less likely to have employment-based coverage than adults and are more likely to be enrolled in public programs in California.

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