Outlook For States Expanding Medicaid To Young Immigrants

Outlook For States Expanding Medicaid To Young Immigrants

Apr 15, 2019

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Co-author, Law360, April 15, 2019

In recent weeks, the states of California, Washington, Connecticut and New York City have proposed expanding Medicaid eligibility for unauthorized young adults. Given Medicaid’s combination of state and federal funding, House and Senate Republicans have raised concerns that these states may inappropriately use federal funds to subsidize their state programs as a way to offset the cost of expanding and providing health benefits to unauthorized immigrants.

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