New law will give young legal immigrants access to health care
Since 1996, children who are legal immigrants have not been eligible for state health programs, such as BadgerCare Plus, for their first five years in the country.
That will change under a new law that will expand health care coverage for children whose families make too much money to qualify for existing programs but too little to afford health insurance.
The law, signed this month by President Barack Obama, will allow states to use federal money to provide health insurance to low-income children who are legal immigrants.
Read more of this article by Guy Boulton in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
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