Protecting Medicaid for DACA recipients

On January 23, 2018, following more than a year of advocacy led by the #Coverage4All campaign, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that 42,000 New Yorkers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would remain eligible for Medicaid in New York State even if DACA is terminated. Cuomo’s announcement followed the Trump administration’s decision in September 2017 to end DACA. That decision is currently tied up in federal court. Because of the work of #Coverage4All, DACA recipients in New York are assured continuing health insurance eligibility even if the courts do not rule in the program’s favor.


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