April 4, 2008

Support for SB 1147 - Medi-Cal Coverage for Juveniles

The Youth Law Center is sponsoring S.B. 1147, which would require the Department of Health Care Services to adopt protocols and policies to ensure that Medi-Cal eligible youth are not terminated from coverage, solely on the basis that they are inmates of a public institution.  The practical effect of this would be to ensure that eligible young people leaving detention facilities do not have to reapply for Medi-Cal — a time-consuming, onerous process that leaves many without needed prescriptions, mental health services and medical treatment.

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