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CHIPRA: Fact Sheets & Issue Briefs

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Facts About Federal Funding for States to Provide Health Coverage to Immigrant Children and Pregnant Women

The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 provides states with a new opportunity to provide affordable health coverage to many immigrant children and pregnant women through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


How States Can Cover More Immigrants in Medicaid and CHIP: Facts about the "Lawfully Residing" State Option

As part of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA, Public Law 111-3), Congress created a new option that allows states to receive federal funding to provide affordable health care coverage to lawfully residing immigrant children and pregnant women under Medicaid and CHIP.  This training reviewed July 2010 federal guidance about this option and was designed to help advocates understand the categories of immigrants that are considered “lawfully residing” under the new Medicaid and CHIP option. (PDF of PowerPoint presentation from Nov. 15, 2010, webinar.)