- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on FinanceIntroducedJanuary 15th, 2019
- senate Committees
States that choose to extend Medicaid benefits to unauthorized immigrants shouldn’t be allowed to use federal money to pay for these politically motivated initiatives that don’t have the support of other states’ taxpayers. Giving unauthorized immigrants access to subsidized healthcare through Medicaid incentivizes further illegal immigration.
Once federal dollars are given to state Medicaid programs, it’s difficult for the federal government to determine which funds are state versus federal dollars so enforcement of this bill would be challenging. States may not be able to afford to offer Medicaid to unauthorized immigrants without federal funds.