We have an opportunity this year to improve the health and well-being of California’s seniors, but we need your help. The Assembly has committed to increasing access to Medi-Cal for seniors by raising the Medi-Cal Aged and Disabled income eligibility limit to 138% FPL, but the Governor’s May Revise is silent on the issue. Currently, most individuals under 65 can have up to $1,397 in income and remain on free Medi-Cal, while older adults lose free Medi-Cal once they reach $1,242 per month. Raising the Medi-Cal income limit will end this “senior penalty,” which unfairly pushes seniors off of free Medi-Cal when they turn 65 or obtain Medicare.
California is in a prosperous financial position—more than $10 billion in discretionary revenue, giving us a chance to invest in a real way in improving access to health care for low-income seniors.
Budget negotiations are happening now. We need you to make your voices heard.
Tell the Assembly and Senate Budget Leadership to raise the Medi-Cal Aged and Disabled income limit to 138% FPL. This change will end the senior penalty and make Medi-Cal more accessible for low-income seniors. To learn more about the issue and the concurrent legislative bill, see our fact sheet.