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New Medicaid Regulations Discriminate against U.S.-Born Children of Immigrants

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Publication Date: August 2006

Publisher(s): Families USA

Topic: Health (Health services for non-citizens)

Type: Report

Abstract:

Focuses on a specific provision of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA), which has established regulations for citizenship documentation requirements for Medicaid. This provision creates an arbitrary and harmful distinction between children who are born in the U.S. to immigrants versus those born to citizens.