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California Residents: Medi-Cal May Pay Your Private Health


AIDS TREATMENT NEWS Issue #225, June 16, 1995

The State of California Department of Health Services asked us to let our readers know that Medi-Cal can pay private insurance premiums, in some cases. This benefits the individual because private insurance is usually better than Medi-Cal. And California likes the program because it has saved an estimated $22 million for Medi-Cal during the last two years.

To be eligible for these programs, you must be eligible for Medi-Cal, be enrolled in a health insurance plan (including COBRA continuation) or have an employer's group health plan available for enrollment, and have high on-going medical costs.

For more information, talk to your MediCal eligibility worker, or call 800/952-5294, ext. 111, to ask about the HIPP and EGHP programs.


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Information in this article was accurate in June 16, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.