Press Release

Senator Durazo Issues Statement in Response to Medi-Cal Expansion for Eligible Californians 50 Years and Older

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting May 1st, approximately 235,000 Californians previously ineligible Californians now qualify for Medi-Cal coverage under an extension spearheaded by California State Senator María Elena Durazo through last year’s budget process and signed by Governor Newsom.

As the program kicks off, Senator Durazo issued the following statement:

"After years of tireless work from organizers and advocates, all eligible Californians 50 and older regardless of their immigrations status will have access to full-scope health coverage.

"Up until now eligible, undocumented parents or grandparents of this age bracket could take their child or grandchild to the doctor but the parent or grandparent could not do the same for themselves.

"We have taken a huge step forward by securing healthcare access for these quarter million Californians, but this latest inclusion is not the end - it's another step in our continued efforts. This has been and always will be a campaign for all."