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Empire Justice Center Reports on Immigrant Access to Health Care in NY's Health Insurance Exchange

The Empire Justice Center published a report in May, 2013 exploring the policies that guide immigrant access to health care and making recommendations for improving immigrant access through New York's Health Insurance Exchange:

New York's Exchange Portal: A Gateway to Coverage for Immigrants

The report includes a new tool --  Immigrant Eligibility Crosswalk -- Eligibility by Immigration Status -- designed to help advocates and policymakers sort through the tangle of immigrant eligibility categories to determine who is eligible for which health care programs in 2014 and beyond.

The report was made possible with support from the United Hospital Fund and benefited from the advice and input from many of our national partners in the effort to ensure maximum participation of immigrants in the nation's healthcare system as well as experts from the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

SEE more about "PRUCOL" immigrant eligibility for Medicaid in this article

"Undocumented" immigrants are, with some exceptions for pregnant women and Child Health Plus, only eligible for "emergency Medicaid.

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