NJ Adopts Medicaid Rule Excluding Recent Immigrants

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday formally adopted rules to exclude recent immigrants from a state Medicaid program, after an appellate panel ruled the policy was not unconstitutional.

According to a Tuesday announcement in the New Jersey Register, the DHS has officially stopped accepting low-income legal immigrants into the NJ FamilyCare Program if they have been in the country for less than five years on Sept. 1. The new rules for NJ FamilyCare, which provides Medicaid coverage for low-income residents, also excludes nonpregnant...
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