This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
April 20, 2006
Medicaid Hurdle for Immigrants May Hurt Others
"More than 50 million Medicaid recipients will soon have to produce birth certificates, passports or other documents to prove that they are United States citizens, and everyone who applies for coverage after June 30 will have to show similar documents under a new federal law. The requirement is meant to stop the 'theft of Medicaid benefits by illegal aliens,' in the words of Representative Charlie Norwood, Republican of Georgia, a principal author of the provision, which was signed into law by President Bush on Feb. 8."
Posted by Danny Wedding at 6:18 PM