Thursday, January 19th, 2017

HHS on DACA, Medicaid, CHIP

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Expect a lot of pushback on this Aug. 28, 2012 letter from HHS: "Because the reasons that DHS offered for adopting the DACA process do not pertain to eligibility for Medicaid or CHIP, HHS has determined that these benefits should not be extended as a result of DHS deferring action under DACA.  For this reason, individuals with deferred action under the DACA process shall not be eligible for Medicaid and CHIP under the CHIPRA state option with respect to any of the categories (1)-(9) set forth in the July 1, 2010 letter."

Similarly, comments will be filed on this Aug. 30, 2012 HHS amendment to interim final rule