What is the Proposition 52 for?
In November 2016, 70% or seven in 10 adult California residents voted in favor of Proposition 52, making the hospital fee program permanent to Californians with low income. Through this program, hospitals contribute to Medi-Cal, generating billions of dollars in federal funding for health care subsidy for eligible California residents. This ensures that seven million children, seniors, and families in California will have access to essential medical benefits such as prescriptions, immunization, and check-ups.
How can I support Proposition 52?
You can show your support for this worthy cause in several ways:
- Like the YesProp 52 Facebook page.
- Tweet your statement of support and tag YesProp 52’s Twitter handle @Yes52TriedTrue.
- Be an ambassador. Discuss with your family, friends, and colleagues the benefits of Proposition 52.
- Educate yourself more about it by following the YesProp 52 blog.
What is Medi-Cal?
Medi-Cal is California’s subsidized health careprogram for low-income earners that provides free or inexpensive health benefits.
Who can qualify for Medi-Cal?
The following individuals in California are eligible for the health care benefits under the Medi-Cal program:
- Adults from 21 to 64 years old with low income (modified adjusted gross income is lower than 138% of the Federal Poverty Level)
- Seniors aged 65 or older
- Persons with disability
- Children 21 years old and below
- Pregnant women
- Patients in a nursing care facility
- People who receive financial assistance from one of these programs:
- California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids
- Refugee Assistance
- Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Program
- Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program