Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. Medi-Cal is a public health insurance program that provides needed health care services for individuals with limited income including families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, individuals in foster care, pregnant women, low-income people with specific diseases such as tuberculosis, breast cancer or HIV/AIDS, and other individuals with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain people under age 65 with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.
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This pub tells you about Medi-Cal with a share-of-cost. You may have a share-of-cost when your income is over a certain amount. It means you have to spend a certain amount of money each month before Medi-Cal will pay for services. This pub tells you what kinds of things count towards a share-of-cost.
There are different Medi-Cal programs to help people with disabilities and seniors stay in their homes. These programs can help them return home from places like hospitals and nursing homes. This pub gives you information about these programs. It tells you what to do if you need help getting one of the programs.