Senator Lara to Travel the State Promoting Enrollment in New #Health4AllKids Medi-Cal Expansion for Low-Income Undocumented Children
Tour will include seven stops at community health centers throughout California promoting May 16 launch
SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) will travel across California to promote enrollment in the new Medi-Cal expansion for low-income undocumented children which begins May 16. Thanks to the signing of Senate Bill 4 (Lara) and SB75, an estimated 170,000 undocumented California children are expected to be eligible for coverage under the new “Health for All Kids” law. Each stop on the tour will bring together elected leaders and some of the community partners who are working tirelessly to educate and enroll kids in the new program.
“On May 16, California becomes the largest state to provide health care to all low-income children, regardless of immigration status,” said Senator Lara. “With the promise of a healthy start, these kids will be able to live productive lives and be afforded every opportunity to succeed. Families should visit www.health4allkids.org to find out where to enroll and get any questions they might have answered. This milestone recognizes our state’s commitment to healthy communities and is a major victory in our push towards achieving true health for all.”
WHAT: A community education, outreach and enrollment tour to promote the new Health4AllKids Medi-Cal expansion for low-income, undocumented kids.
Coachella: Saturday, May 14 – Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo. P
49111 Highway 111/ Coachella, CA 92236
Tentative lineup: Senator Ricardo Lara, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement for Clinicas de Salud del Pueblo Claudia Galvez, Chief Development Officer of Borrego Health Cynthia Preciado and families impacted by the new law.
Families can begin enrolling their kids now. Enrolling kids in restricted-scope Medi-Cal today can help make sure that a child is enrolled in full-scope coverage as soon as possible when the program expands on May 16. Medi-Cal enrollment is available year round. Families can apply in person at their local county human services office, over the phone, online, with a mail-in application, or at a local health center. To find local health centers, families are encouraged to visit http://www.localclinic.net or call (855)899-7587.