by James R. Edwards
Center for Immigration Studies
February 13, 2013
Backgrounder
In January 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule implementing health reform’s Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Exchanges provisions. The proposal includes details of the statutory requirements for verifying the immigration or citizenship status of those applying for Medicaid and CHIP. This Backgrounder describes the proposed verification process and standards.



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