Cuomo Wants DACA Folks To Get Medicaid

(Albany, NY) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make sure DACA recipients continue to get Medicaid coverage regardless of federal action.

He says the some 42-thousand DACA recipients in the state who face losing their employment based health insurance will remain eligible for state-funded Medicaid if Congress does not act to protect them. He notes DACA recipients are considered "permanently residing under color of law" in the state, therefore eligible for state-funded Medicaid or CHIP. 

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