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Health groups raise child care fears (AP)
Populux | November 3, 2006 at 05:51 amby
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WASHINGTON - Several health groups are concerned that babies born to illegal immigrants could be denied essential medical care such as immunizations and physicals because of recent changes to Medicaid. The babies automatically are U.S. citizens because they were born in U.S. hospitals. Under past policy, the groups said, the government required states to provide the babies with a full year of eligibility for Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor. Now, mothers of the newborns will ...