AB 68, as amended, Waldron. Medi-Cal.
Existing law establishes the Medi-Cal program, which is administered by the State Department of Health Care Services, and under which qualified low-income individuals receive health care services. The Medi-Cal program is, in part, governed and funded by federal Medicaid Program provisions.
begin delete Existing law provides that it is the intent of the Legislature to provide, to the extent practicable, for health care for those aged and other persons who lack sufficient annual income to meet the costs of health care, and whose other assets are so limited that their application toward the costs of care would jeopardize the person’s or family’s future minimum self-maintenance and security.end delete
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 14000 of the Welfare and Institutions
17Code is amended to read:
The purpose of this chapter is to afford to qualifying
19individuals health care and related remedial or preventive services,
20including related social services that are necessary for those
21receiving health care under this chapter.
22The intent of the Legislature is to provide, to the extent
23practicable, through the provisions of this chapter, for health care
24for those aged and other individuals, including family members,
25who lack sufficient annual income to meet the costs of health care
26and whose other assets are so limited that their application toward
27the costs of that care would jeopardize the individual’s or family’s
28future minimum self-maintenance and security. It is intended that
29 whenever possible and feasible:
30(a) The means employed shall allow, to the extent practicable,
31an eligible individual to secure health care in the same manner
32employed by the public generally, and without discrimination or
33segregation based purely on his or her economic disability. The
34means employed shall include an emphasis on efforts to arrange
35and encourage access to health care through enrollment in
36organized, managed care plans of the type available to the general
38(b) The benefits available under this chapter shall not duplicate
39those provided under other federal or state laws or under other
P4 1contractual or legal entitlements of the individual or individuals
3(c) In the
administration of this chapter and in establishing the
4means to be used to provide access to health care to individuals
5eligible under this chapter, the department shall emphasize and
6take advantage of both the efficient organization and ready
7accessibility and availability of health care facilities and resources
8through enrollment in managed health care plans and new and
9innovative fee-for-service managed health care plan approaches
10to the delivery of health care services.