AB 1088 (Wood)
Helps prevent loss of Medi-Cal coverage for seniors and persons with disabilities who are also enrolled in Medicare when the state begins paying their Medicare Part B premiums. Currently, some people experience months of on-again/off-again eligibility for Medi-Cal without a share-of-cost if their income fluctuates. This bill helps stabilize eligibility to avoid the “flipping” or “yo-yo” effect. It is co-sponsored by Justice in Aging and Western Center on Law and Poverty. There will also be a companion budget proposal submitted to the budget committees.