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Low Income Health Programs

Programs under California’s Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver that allow counties to provide coverage for the approximately 500,000 low-income childless adults statewide who are not otherwise eligible for Medi-Cal. Low Income Health Programs (LIHPs) cover individuals with incomes up to 200 percent of Federal Poverty Level (about $22,000 per year) until January 1, 2014, when coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act are fully implemented. As of August 2012, more than 480,000 Californians have been enrolled in Low Income Health Programs in 50 of the state's 58 counties. Learn more about LIHPs »