Washington state officials have posted a chart that shows what health programs can serve patients in their state with various types of immigration status.
The officials who prepared the chart included the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act health insurance premium tax credit and cost-sharing reductions, the Children’s Health Insurance Plan, the Alien Emergency Medical program, and the state Medicaid programs for pregnant women, other adults and children.
U.S. citizens are eligible for all six programs.
Lawful permanent residents — holders of green cards — are eligible for the new PPACA tax credit program and the Medicaid program for pregnant women.
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While in a five-year federal waiting program, adult green card holders are eligible for alien emergency medical assistance. After they get through the waiting period, they may be eligible for the Medicaid program for adults, according to the chart.