DHCS ACWDL 13-18: Medi-Cal and Related Programs for State and County Inmates

While LSNC does not represent state or county inmates, the letter also provides information about Medi-Cal eligibility for parolees and babies born to inmates. The letter specifies that inmates who had eligibility through Medi-Cal Inmate Eligibility Program (MCIEP), who are entitled to an SB87 review of their eligibility when they are paroled.  Parolees who were on the Low Income Health Program (LIHP) as inmates and were transitioned to Medi-Cal keep their eligibility until redetermination.  Babies born to inmates on MCIEP are also deemed Medi-Cal eligible for one year.  View the full letter here.