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November 04, 2006

Medicaid Wants Citizenship Proof for Infant Care

Here is an example of how bad the politics have become in the U.S. Now we are punishing the children for the errors of their parents;

“In New York Times by Robert Pear, published: November 3, 2006,

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 — Under a new federal policy, children born in the United States to illegal immigrants with low incomes will no longer be automatically entitled to health insurance through Medicaid, Bush administration officials said Thursday.

Doctors and hospitals said the policy change would make it more difficult for such infants, who are United States citizens, to obtain health care needed in the first year of life.

Illegal immigrants are generally barred from Medicaid but can get coverage for treatment of emergency medical conditions, including labor and delivery.

In the past, once a woman received emergency care under Medicaid for the birth of a baby, the child was deemed eligible for coverage as well, and states had to cover the children for one year from the date of birth.

Under the new policy, an application must be filed for the child, and the parents must provide documents to prove the child’s citizenship…”.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/03/washington/03medicaid.html?th=&adxnnl=1&emc=th&adxnnlx=1162570144-t0att/JLVOfdoWsDjB63qA

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 4, 2006 08:32 AM

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