Activists say bill aimed to help people with incomes near Medi-Cal Limit falls short

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A new bill that went into law at the beginning of 2020 affects seniors who are enrolled in both Medicare and Medi-Cal.

These seniors sometimes lose their Medi-Cal coverage when the state begins paying their Medicare Part B premiums, because those payments bump them above the Medi-Cal income eligibility threshold. Wood’s bill would make it so the Medicare payment is not counted as income.

A handful of activists gathered downtown Thursday upset that AB 1088 won’t be implemented until 2021.

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