Legal immigrants' Medicaid benefits rest with states

Cassil, Alwyn
October 1996
AHA News;10/07/96, Vol. 32 Issue 40, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that states who want to prohibit legal immigrants in the United States from accessing Medicaid benefits need to amend their plans to cancel coverage. Health Care Financing Administration's awaiting of legal opinion on welfare-reform law; Attempts to lump together incomes of legal immigrants with their sponsors, known as deeming; Desire by national government to minimize fallout from the welfare law.


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