1997 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Medicaid for Immigrant Children (language only)

Item 322 #2c

Item 322 #2c

Health And Human Resources
Medical Assistance Services, Department of

Page 229, following line 50, insert:
"R.  The Department shall provide full medical assistance services to noncitizens ineligible for Medicaid because of alienage pursuant to the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law No. 104-193, who: (i) are under age 19, and (ii) would be eligible for full Medicaid benefits if the alien requirements prior to the passage of Public Law No. 104-103 were still in effect."

(This amendment continues medical services to immigrant children with state funds, now that they are no longer eligible for Medicaid under new federal welfare reform laws.)