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Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver

A waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act, which was granted to California by the federal government. The most recent waiver, approved in 2010, allows California to establish a “Bridge to Reform” demonstration program, and provides roughly $10 billion in federal funding over five years to help the State of California prepare for health reform. Under the waiver, counties can voluntarily establish Low Income Health Programs in the lead-up to 2014. Learn more about the waiver »