L.A. Care Celebrates 21st Anniversary

Monday, April 2, 2018

L.A. Care is proud to celebrate its 21st Anniversary! It has been 21 years since L.A. Care received its Knox-Keene license, and began operations as a Medi-Cal health plan for Los Angeles County. Today, with 2.2 million members and nearly 2,000 employees, L.A. Care is recognized nationally as a health care leader and advocate for sensible and compassionate health care reform.

Check out our 21st Anniversary video to see how L.A. Care employees feel about our health plan and this moment in our history.

We have come a long way from our early days. However, our priority is still the same – our mission – which guides us to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County’s low-income communities and residents and to support the health care safety net.

--John Baackes
CEO, L.A. Care

We would like to thank you for your support and partnership over the years. All of us at L.A. Care look forward to continuing to serve our members and support our safety net providers, as we work together to elevate health care for all of L.A.


About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™,  Medi-CalL.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.