California Makes It Easier for Low-Income Residents to Get and Keep Free Health Coverage

(By Rachel Bluth for Kaiser Health News)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Getting clean drinking water cost Ignacio Padilla his health insurance.

The World War II veteran needed to repay the loan for the water pump installed on his 1-acre property in rural Tulare County, the only source of water to his mobile home. He carefully socked away a few thousand dollars so he could make the payoff — only to find that those savings put him over the asset threshold to remain on Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program for low-income people. He was booted from the health insurance program in 2019.  Continue reading the article here…

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