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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)