A Medicaid rule takes effect tomorrow that will require more than 50 million poor Americans to prove their citizenship or lose their medical benefits or long-term care (this includes many children - Dr.C.).This forced us to put a sign up in the office (in Spanish).
Under the rule, intended to curb fraud by illegal immigrants, such proof as a passport or a birth certificate must be offered at the time a person applies for Medicaid benefits or during annual reenrollment in the state-federal program for the poor and disabled.
Medical care for children who are currently patients in this office and have been covered by Medicaid (SCHIP) will continue to be covered even if the insurance has been cancelled because of immigration status.
Alright, so they aren't Hispanic. They're still cute.