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Medi-Cal

California’s version of Medicaid, a federal-state insurance program for low-income residents. The program is administered by the State of California, with joint state-federal funding. It currently covers low-income women, children, and some adults who meet varying income and disability requirements. Approximately 8.8 million citizens were enrolled in Medi-Cal for at least 1 month in 2010, or about 23% of California's population. Under federal health reform law, Medi-Cal is projected to receive an additional 1 - 2 million enrollees who previously had been uninsured. Learn more about the program »