Covered California

What is Covered California?

Covered California is where Californians can purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place where you can get assistance for your health insurance premiums from the federal government. Depending on your income and the individuals in your household, that means you may qualify for a discount on a health plan through Covered California.

What is Medi-Cal?

Medi-Cal is a statewide program that offers free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. This coverage is offered as a public assistance program by the state of California.

What is the difference?

Medi-Cal offers low-cost or free health coverage to eligible California residents with limited income. Covered California is the state’s health insurance marketplace where Californians can shop for health plans and access financial assistance if they qualify for it.