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3.6M Californians Would Benefit from Coverage Expansion, Report Finds

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A new report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research examines how current policy proposals to expand coverage would impact residents across the state, finding that as many as 3.6 million Californians would benefit.

Proposals considered in the analysis include those that would:

  • Expand Medi-Cal to all low-income California adults, regardless of immigration status.
  • Provide help with individual market premium and out-of-pocket costs for those already eligible for Affordable Care Act subsidies and eliminate the eligibility “cliff,” currently set at four times the federal poverty level.
  • Implement a state individual mandate penalty.