On January 26, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved California’s request to amend the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal Section 1115 demonstration. This expert perspective describes the amendment, a centerpiece of which is approval for California Medicaid to provide a targeted set of Medicaid services to youth and adults in state prisons, county jails, and youth correctional facilities for up to 90 days prior to release. By providing re-entry services to Medicaid-enrolled individuals who are incarcerated, California aims to build a bridge to community-based care for justice-involved enrollees, offering them services to stabilize their physical and behavioral health conditions and establishing, prior to release, a re-entry plan for their community-based care.
Consumer Assistance Resource Guide: Immigrant Eligibility
Manatt Health Solutions
Early evidence from across the nation suggests that consumer assisters are playing a vital role in helping people enroll in the new coverage options made possible by the Affordable Care Act. The following resource guide on Immigrant Eligibility is part of a Consumer Assistance Resource Guide series developed to help consumer assisters answer some of the most common eligibility and enrollment questions.
To be eligible for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace or Medicaid, an applicant must be a citizen or meet certain immigration status requirements. This guide, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, provides an overview of the rules governing immigration eligibility for insurance affordability programs. The guide explains the types of immigrants that are eligible, the process by which immigration status is verified, and the eligibility requirements for families where some members are lawfully present and others are undocumented.