CHIP Coverage Option for Pregnant Immigrants and Their Children

Prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program

Under federal regulations, states may provide pregnancy-related care to targeted low-income children from conception to birth through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) state plan (the so-called “unborn child” option). This option—referred to in the brief as the CHIP coverage option for pregnant immigrants and their children—enables states to provide prenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum services to pregnant individuals, regardless of immigration status.

In “Supporting Health Equity and Affordable Health Coverage for Immigrant Populations: CHIP Coverage Option for Pregnant Immigrants and their Children,” a new issue brief prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program, Manatt Health offers considerations for policymakers around the CHIP coverage option for pregnant immigrants and their children, regardless of immigration status.

To download the full issue brief, click here.

This issue brief is the second in a series on health equity and affordable health coverage for immigrant populations. To read the first issue brief on state-funded affordable coverage programs for immigrants, click here.

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