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Next year, those aged 26 to 49 qualify for full Medi-Cal coverage, no matter their immigration status

New California law will allow adults aged 26 to 49 to qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal health coverage, regardless of immigration status, starting January 1. The full-scope of Medi-Cal will cover more than just emergency care for residents. It will cover doctor visits, mental health care, preventative care, referrals, medicines, transportation and in-home services. This initiative is modeled after the Young Adult Expansion and the Older Adult Expansion plans already in place. This latest expansion of full-scope Medi-Cal brings California closer to a healthier population. ​California will become the first state to expand Medi-Cal to cover this population and represents the next largest expansion following the state’s May 1, 2022 expansion for undocumented residents 50 and older.