Briefs & Reports

Medi-Cal Share of Cost

California HealthCare Foundation

Lisa S. Maiuro, PhD

This paper explores the costs and utilization of the Medi-Cal population who are share of cost, effectively a partial acceptance into the Medicaid program (or Medi-Cal in California) that is intended to assist individuals whose incomes exceed the Medicaid limit but who have unusually high medical expenses which they cannot afford.