http://www.chcf.org/topics/medi-cal/index.cfm?itemID=20363 This has just happened to us. I'm on SSDI because of (mctd,spinal problems,vision impaired ,paraplegia ect) my husband is on edd and get least than 1400 a month. I get only 632 for ssdi. My daughter has asbergers syndrome. She now gets free medical but my husband and I have to pay a share of cost. So I now have to pay all copays for my 2 visits a month to the doctors (gp,pulmonary,rd) plus copay's for my 8 prescriptions. Along with 1800 worth of bills/rent and hopefully we'll be able to afford bread and baloni so we can eat something. Because we can't get food stamps or food banks! So I'll be off all meds soon and doctors visits . Just because my husband can't get work because of the darn recession. I'm sorry for the vent but I'm in so much pain and now have to deal with the knowledge that my joint are going to be distriod faster. All this with a healthy smile on my face because no one likes to see a weak person . It ticks me of that the government thinks that 2 adults in california can live off of 934. a month. I am glad that my daughter can get health care but she only needs social training ,a physical,dental and vision care. But here is the kicker I can't drive her to the appointments because of my illnesses . And my husband is having ankle surgery next week . Which he'll be down for 2 to 3 more months ,if the surgery goes well. sorry for the rant but people need to know that medi-cal/medicaid is not always free.