Advancing Integrated Care for Californians
Medicare + Medi-Cal
People with Medicare and Medi-Cal have choices on how to get the health care and daily support they need. This can be helpful as these programs do different things.
Medicare covers things like doctor’s visits and hospital stays, while Medi-Cal covers things like co-pays, deductibles, and some equipment and supplies.
Integrated care means a person can access medical care and nonmedical services by working through one lead entity that is responsible to provide and/or organize care.
We believe that Medicare and Medi-Cal can work better for people when these programs are combined together. We support efforts that encourage California, as well as other states, to integrate care and how to implement it in their communities.
Californians with Medicare and Medi-Cal have many choices to get the health coverage they need, but choices vary by county. This brief outlines available choices across the state and describes the My Care, My Choice web resource.