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Charge That Bipartisan SCHIP Compromise Bill Aids Undocumented Immigrants Is False

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Publication Date: September 2007

Publisher(s): Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health services for children)
Health (Health services for non-citizens)

Keywords: Citizenship; International migration; Economic projections; Health insurance

Type: Report


Some opponents of the bipartisan SCHIP compromise legislation are charging that the bill opens Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to illegal immigrants.  This charge is false.