According to a September 9th article in the Sacramento Bee, some people who bought insurance through Covered California are now being transitioned to Medi-Cal without much warning due to income verification that Covered California is currently doing. There is no estimate of how many people are affected, but according to the article, even some people who don’t qualify for Medi-Cal have been moved.
Medi-Cal is the state Medicaid program for lower income Californians. The program has significiant flaws, the most glaring though, is that Medi-Cal patients have a very hard time finding doctors that will treat them.
Covered California is currently running income and eligibility checks and some of these have resulted in people being moved to Medi-Cal. Others may have been notified that they have lost subsidy or tax credit eligibility.
If you have enrolled in Covered California and are receiving a tax credit, we recommend that you pay attention to your mail and email from Covered California and be prepared to provide documentation of your income to support your eligibility.