The Medi-Cal program pays for medical care for some people whose savings and income are too low for them to be able to pay for their own care. Those people, in turn, may be required to pay the medical care costs back to Medi-Cal from what they owned when they died. The amount repaid can then be used to pay for care for others who need it.
A concise overview of the Estate Recovery program can be seen by clicking on the following links:
Last Updated: May 2012