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HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR CHILDREN

Children and Health"A Primer for State Legislators." Children from immigrant families are more likely than their U.S. counterparts to be uninsured. Although legal and illegal immigrant children comprise only 4 percent of the country’s 78 million children, they constitute a disproportionate share of the uninsured.

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BENEFITS FOR UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS

Benefits This chart summarizes federal law related to benefits for unauthorized immigrants in the United States, such as emergency medical treatment, K-12 public education and nutrition assistance.

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OVERVIEW | HEALTH

The federal government limits Medicaid and SCHIP for legal immigrants.  These documents describe eligibility requirements, including state options to provide SCHIP for pregnant women and children.  This section includes a primer on health care access for children in immigrant families.

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