Is there a California equivalent to the Oregon Health Plan?
I currently live in Oregon and have the Oregon Health Plan which is free as long as I'm working. Is there something like this in California?
- A HunchLv 73 months ago
The Oregon Health Plan IS NOT FREE "as long as I'm working".
The Oregon Health Plan is Oregon's medicaid plan. EVERY STATE OFFERS MEDICAID.
Some states call it "medicaid" other states have fancy names for it like:
Oregon = Oregon Health Plan
Washington = Apple Care
California = Medi-Cal
In Oregon, you are eligible for the Oregon Health Plan if you disabled, low income, etc earning under $17,236 for a single person (not family/spouse).
California's Medi-Cal income eligibility limit is approx $16250 for a single person (not family/spouse).
Oregon's minimum wage is $11.25 per hour or $23400 annually
California's minimum wage is $12 per hour or $24960 annually
Thus, if you are working full time, you are not eligible for Oregon's Health Plan nor California's Medi-cal.
- Diane ALv 73 months ago
That is for low income families/people who qualify. In california their medicaid is called MediCal; you have to apply and qualify too. It isnt widely accepted in many places however. You might also look at the Covered CA web page, with a low income, it may be completely subsidized--you have to pick a plan offered.
- 3 months ago
Laurence, do you mean Medicaid?
- 3 months ago
Medical - never paid a bill in 20 years now. Doctor, psychiatrist, medications, glasses, operations, physical therapy etc. It's all free in CA.