Without SB 1024, California will remain one of only 10 states that collects for all medical care for Medi-Cal recipients, including the total premiums paid to a health plan. That means that when someone insured by Medi-Cal passes away, their family members can be stuck with big bills. Too often this means losing family homes to pay the bill.
SB 1124 (Hernandez) would require the state to only collect what is required under federal law, prohibit collecting from the estate of a surviving spouse of a Medi-Cal beneficiary, and require DHCS to provide information free of charge, of the total amount of Medi-Cal expenses that would be subject to asset seizure.
Our Healthcare shouldn't cost us our Homes - email the governor now!