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Everyone can apply for Covered California

Everyone can apply for Covered California


Both lawfully present and not lawfully present individuals can apply through Covered California to see if they are eligible for a health plan through Covered California or Medi-Cal. There is no “waiting period” or “five-year bar.”

Under the Affordable Care Act, most immigrants qualify for health coverage, including the following groups:

• Lawful permanent residents or (“green card holders”).

• Lawful temporary residents.

• Persons fleeing persecution, including refugees and asylees.

• Other humanitarian immigrants, including those granted temporary protected status.

• Non-immigrant status holders (including worker visas and student visas).








Covered California applications – Public Charge Rule

加州全保申請書– 公共負擔規則

The term public charge describes someone who is heavily dependent on government assistance. In January 2020, the United States Supreme Court lifted a nationwide injunction which allowed the public charge rule to go into effect while lower courts continue to litigate the legality of the rule. There is important information for Californians seeking health insurance through Covered California or Medi-Cal, which use the same application to determine eligibility for both programs.

• Financial help through Covered California, including advanced premium tax credit (APTC), state premium assistance, and cost-sharing reduction (CSR) to help pay for care, are NOT public benefits under the new rule and will NOT be considered when making a public charge determination.

• If you are applying for financial help through Covered California’s online application, Covered California will check your eligibility for Medi-Cal and for financial assistance through Covered California. Some Medi-Cal programs are public benefits under the new rule, but each family’s situation is different.

公共負擔一詞是指嚴重依賴政府援助的人。 2020年1月,美國最高法院取消了一項全國性的禁令,該禁令允許公共負擔規則生效,而下級法院繼續對該規則的合法性進行訴訟。對於通過加州全保或加州醫療補助計畫尋求健康保險的加州人來說,有重要的訊息,它們使用相同的程序來確定兩個計劃的資格。




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