Under federal regulation, states can provide pregnancy-related care to targeted low-income children, from conception to birth, through the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) plan. (the so-called “unborn child” option). This option, referred to in the brief as the CHIP coverage option for pregnant immigrant women and their children, allows states to provide prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum services to pregnant women regardless of their status. ‘immigration.
In “Supporting Health Equity and Affordable Health Coverage for Immigrant Populations: CHIP Coverage Option for Pregnant Immigrants and their Children”, a new briefing note prepared for the State Health and Value Strategies program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Manatt Health offers policy makers CHIP coverage option for pregnant immigrant women and their children, regardless of immigration status.
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This briefing note is the second in a series on health equity and affordable health coverage for immigrant populations. To read the first feature on affordable, publicly funded coverage programs for immigrants, click here.