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New immigration policy research from ICH published by California Health Care Foundation

The California Health Care Foundation published a new research study by ICH’s Leah Zallman and Karen Finnegan along with co-authors from Harvard Medical School. The research analyzes how a proposed change to public charge immigration rules could impact Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment among a particularly vulnerable group: low- and moderate-income children who are in need of medical attention. The analysis estimates that if the proposed rule goes into effect, between 700,000 to 1.7 million children are likely to be disenrolled from Medicaid or CHIP, mainly due to confusion or fear among parents.

To read the research article, click here.