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Frequently asked questions about Covered California and Immigration/ Know the facts
Who is Eligible?
All Citizens, U.S. nationals and non citizens lawfully present in California may apply for health
care through Covered California.
Who is not eligible for Covered California?
If you are not lawfully present in California, you are not eligible for a Covered California plan. However, you can still apply through Covered California to find out if you are eligible for Medi-Cal or to find coverage for family members who are lawfully present. For example, if
your child is a U.S. citizen, you can apply for his or her behalf. You only need to provide information on immigrant status for family members applying for coverage.
YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL
All immigration information provided to Covered California will be kept private and secure. It will
not be shared with or used by any immigration agency to enforce immigration laws.
Signing Up for Covered California Will Not Affect Your Immigration Status
In general, receiving help to pay for a Covered California health plan or receiving coverage
through Medi-Cal will not affect immigration status or the chances of becoming a citizen or
lawful permanent resident of the U.S.