November 1, 2022

Children’s Commission Endorses Ending 5-Year Wait for Children’s Health Insurance

At its October meeting, the Commission voted to recommend the elimination of the current five-year waiting period imposed upon lawfully residing immigrant children and pregnant women before they are allowed to access Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The change would provide a coverage option for approximately 6,000 vulnerable children and pregnant women.

Learn more about the Commission and recommendation

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