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Oregon Latest State To Offer Medicaid To Children Of Immigrants Regardless Of Status

Although advocates are cheering the victory, they don't see many more states following suit under the Trump administration.

Stateline: More Immigrant Children In U.S. Illegally To Receive Health Care
California extended full Medicaid benefits to child immigrants, no matter their immigration status, if their families otherwise meet the income thresholds for the joint federal-state health insurance program for the poor and disabled. ... Oregon just followed suit, joining the five other states plus Washington, D.C. that extend Medicaid health benefits to children living in the country illegally. Immigration advocates welcomed the news, but with the Trump administration cracking down on illegal immigration, they don’t expect to see similar laws enacted in other states in the near future. (Ollove, 8/8)

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