Low Income Health Program Transition
Pursuant to State and Federal laws the Medi-Cal program in California is expanding in January 2014. Most of the approximately 600,000 current Low Income Health Program (LIHP) enrollees will be transitioned to Medi-Cal at that time. This transition is occurring as part of the Affordable Care Act along with other changes to federal, state, and county health care programs.
Most LIHP enrollees (up to 133% FPL) are in the Medicaid Expansion (MCE) part of LIHP. These MCE enrollees will move to Medi-Cal. Other LIHP enrollees (up to 200% FPL) will move to California's Health benefit Exchange, Covered California.