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Healthcare Coverage

Placer County currently offers three medical coverage programs that provides free or low cost health insurance to eligible adults, children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

New laws now require that most Americans have health insurance by January 2014. Expanded health coverage options will begin January 2014.

  • Medi-Cal programs are being expanded to include childless adults.
  • Affordable insurance plans are being offered for individuals, families and small businesses through the new health benefits exchange, Covered California.

Pre-enrollment for these new programs will start October 1, 2013 . Enrollment for these programs will continue to be available until March 31, 2014, and then every year after that from October through December.

For more information on Medi-Cal call: 1-888-385-5160

For more information on affordable insurance options coming to California, go to: or call 1-888-975-1142.

Coverage Plans Currently Available

Medi-Cal - also known as Medicaid, provides medical coverage to low-income state residents. This program services families, children, seniors and adults with disabilities.
Medical Care Services Program (MCSP) - provides medical services to adults between the age of 21-64 that are not eligible to services under Medi-Cal.