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New Charges About How House Children’s Health Bill Affects Undocumented Immigrants Are False

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Publication Date: August 2001

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

Author(s): Robert Greenstein

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

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

Keywords: Economic projections; Health insurance; Health care costs; Citizenship

Type: Report


Rep. Deal charged the bill opens Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to illegal immigrants, encourages more illegal immigrants to enter the United States, and reflects an “eagerness to offer free services to illegals at taxpayer expense.” The charges are false.