New Charges About How House Children’s Health Bill Affects Undocumented Immigrants Are False
Publication Date: August 2001
Author(s): Robert Greenstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Health insurance; Health care costs; Citizenship
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.