Medi-Cal Matters

Authors: Hilary Haycock and Lucy Pagel

Prepared for the California Health Care Foundation

July 2017 – Medi-Cal is a critical part of California’s health care system, covering one in three Californians. This publication is a snapshot of many of the benefits Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, provides to Californians. The data, pulled from various sources, including the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) and The Kaiser Family Foundation, demonstrates that not only does Medi-Cal cover nearly 14 million Californians, but that coverage also results in access to care and saves lives. This publication, developed for the California Health Care Foundation, shows that Medi-Cal matters to California.