Health care is in transition in Los Angeles County, and also nationwide. Obamacare (officially PPACA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) is on the way. As a stop-gap between the broadening of eligibility for Medi-Cal provided for in Obamacare and current health needs, Los Angeles County has a program called Healthy Way LA. If you make 133% of the Poverty Line or below, you can qualify.
Here’s the official “how to apply” info.