CT legislation expands Medicaid to undocumented children under 13

CT legislation expands Medicaid to undocumented children under 13

Children 12 years old and younger whose guardians meet the qualifying income limit will be eligible for Medicaid coverage regardless of their immigration status beginning Jan 1.

Included in the state budget that was adopted by the House and Senate Tuesday was an expansion of the Medicaid program, known as HUSKY in Connecticut. Last year, lawmakers opened the program to children 8 and younger — regardless of immigration status — who come from households earning up to 201% of the federal poverty level (for a family of four, that’s $55,778). Children from households earning between 201% and 325% of the federal poverty level also qualify but are subject to an asset test.

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