The Ups & Downs of Income…and Care
Sometimes our clients have fluctuating incomes, which means they have fluctuating access to healthcare.
Sophia was disqualified from Medi-Cal because she made too much money. The social worker from the hospital referred her to us for help in adjusting her insurance.
We found that Sophia was eligible for a plan through Covered California and she qualified for a “stipend” to help cover the costs. Unfortunately, within six months, Sophia’s income plummeted and she could no longer afford the premiums through Covered California. Back she went to Medi-Cal and back to Young & Healthy for help in navigating the quagmire of insurance changes and paperwork.
As a community, we are getting better at helping families understand WHY insurance is so important, but it still isn’t easy for them to pursue it.