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Enrollment Data for California’s Low-Income Health Programs

California’s §1115 Medicaid Waiver acts as a stepping-stone for implementing provisions of the ACA. The Waiver allows counties to cover indigent adults (who will be eligible for Medicaid expansions in 2014) early through Low-Income Health Programs (LIHPs) by providing a federal match on county funds used to care for MIAs. Counties have been working to implement LIHPs since the approval of the Waiver.

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently posted enrollment data for LIHPs by county. The enrollment reports are submitted to CMS every month and include data for both MCE and HCCI programs. Since the numbers are reported at point-in-time, the number of enrollees change as individuals are determined eligible, which results in continual adjustments to prior month’s enrollment throughout the program year.

To date, over 360,000 residents have been enrolled in LIHP’s across the state. A number of counties have made great progress in enrolling MIA’s, including Alameda, Los Angeles, and Orange counties.

The monthly enrollees between July 2011 and March 2012 for each county listed below:





For further details on enrollment, visit the DHCS website here.


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