Most individuals previously eligible for MIA now qualify for full-scope medical coverage through Medi-Cal or through a discounted private insurance plans available from Covered California.
The Public Health Department provides potential funding for necessary health care for uninsured adults with serious medical conditions. Individuals receiving care at a Santa Barbara County healthcare center can be screened for this program after completing the Covered CA enrollment process.
Applicants must live in Santa Barbara County, be between the ages of 21 and 64 and not qualify for Medi-Cal, must have an exemption to the Individual Mandate to be considered. The applicant must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident alien and cannot be a fulltime student. This is not an insurance program. The applicant must be ill or injured in order to apply.