NJ Can Bar New Immigrants From Health Program, Court Says

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday said the state’s exclusion of recent, legal immigrants from state health care programs is not unconstitutional, ruling in a class action that the state is allowed to decide how it extends benefits under federal immigration laws that allow states some flexibility.

In a published decision, a divided three-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled the state did not violate the Constitution by eliminating Medicaid coverage for around 8,000 resident immigrants to cut costs in...
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