AB 715 (Arambula)
Increases the Medi-Cal Aged and Disabled (A&D) Program Income Level to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). The eligibility standard has not been adjusted since the program’s 2001 creation while the eligibility standard for other Medi-Cal programs has to the current 138%. The current income level forces people in the A&D program to pay into Medi-Cal if they want coverage. There will also be a companion budget proposal submitted to the budget committees. It is cosponsored by Western Center on Law and Poverty and Justice in Aging.