Medicaid programs get help in covering additional immigrant children

October 2009
State Health Watch;Oct2009, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p9
The article reports that more and more American states are offering health coverage to legal immigrant children and pregnant women through Medicaid or other state programs under the Immigrant Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA). Some states are exploring the Immigrant Children's Health Improvement Act (ICHIA) option in CHIPRA. Meanwhile, other states have taken the opportunity to get federal grants for the effort.


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