An effort is underway to get the word out that thousands of California kids without legal status will become eligible in less than two weeks for Medi-Cal health coverage under a new state law.
About 170,000 children and teens are expected to qualify for coverage when Medi-Cal, California’s version of Medicaid, is expanded on May 16. California is the first state in the nation to extend coverage to children in the U.S. illegally.