CCLS working with advocacy groups to hold State accountable for the Medi-Cal backlog

Visalia resident Robert Cribbs died from lack of medical care while waiting for the State to make a decision on his eligibility for health coverage. When his mother Frances received notice a few months after his death in April that he qualified back to January, she called CCLS. "It's not just my son. It's a lot of people who do not hear soon enough that they can get help, and they're losing time," she told us. "They're losing precious time."

CCLS, Western Center on Law & Poverty, Multiform Advocacy Solutions, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, Bay Area Legal Aid, and the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) are working together to force the State to abide by the law and make determinations for hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians still waiting for help.

If you have applied for Medi-Cal and are still waiting for an eligibility determination, call CCLS' Health Law Advice Line at 1-800-675-8001.