Medicaid and SCHIP Eligibility for Immigrants
Immigrants in the U.S. face increasing challenges securing health care coverage. They have less access to employer-sponsored insurance than native citizens and face tighter restrictions on their eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP, the nation’s major public health coverage programs for low-income children and families.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the current rules on immigrants’ eligibility for Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Fact Sheet (.pdf)