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CCF Publishes Fact Sheet on CHIP Coverage for Legal Immigrants

CCF: The Georgetown Center for Children and Families published a fact sheet on the option for states to use federal matching dollars to cover lawfully residing children during their first five years in the country. Under the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA), twenty-nine states elected to provide coverage using federal funds. Research shows that access to health coverage and services among immigrant children improved substantially in states that elected to enact the provision.