Changing Public Charge Immigration Rules: The Potential Impact on Children Who Need Care

Changing Public Charge Immigration Rules: The Potential Impact on Children Who Need Care

Leah Zallman and Karen Finnegan, California Health Care Foundation (October 23, 2018)

This issue brief discusses how changes to the public charge rule could impact Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment among a particularly vulnerable group: low- and moderate-income children “in need of medical attention,” defined as children with a current or recent medical diagnosis, disability, and/or need for specific therapy.

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