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Young Adult Expansion: Full-Scope Medi-Cal Coverage for Young Adults

December 6, 2019

Effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2020, a new law in California will give full-scope Medi-Cal to young adults under the age of 26 regardless of immigration status. All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, still apply. This initiative, called the Young Adult Expansion, is modeled after Senate Bill 75, which provided full-scope Medi-Cal to all eligible children under the age of 19 regardless of immigration status.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), notices, resources and other information about the Young Adult Expansion are available on the Young Adult Expansion page of the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) website. For other questions related to the Young Adult Expansion, providers may contact DHCS at YoungAdultExpansion@dhcs.ca.gov.