“As of Jan. 1, 2014, immigration status will be the single most powerful determinant of health in the United States of America. This is precisely why we must redefine the relationship between health and immigration and we must do so now.”

Have You Heard the Exciting News? As of January 1, 2014, individuals approved for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) who live in California are eligible to apply to Medi-Cal (the state government’s health program). 


“Your Health, Your Future: Making DACA Work for You in the Golden State” is a guide prepared by California Immigrant Policy Center to provide more information on this recently discovered knowledge that immigrant youth with DACA who qualify under the low-income requirements can apply for health coverage via Medi-Cal (California’s version of Medicaid).

Let’s take a step back: What is Medi-Cal? How much does it cost? How is it different from a private insurance plan through Covered California? Head to the Frequently Asked Questions for answers to these and more.

Not eligible for DACA? No worries! Please refer to our Finding Healthcare page for information on how to find health coverage for all immigrants.