Undocumented children deserve health care in N.J. and the sooner the better
By Heather Koball, Seth Hartig and Suma Setty
For children to thrive, they need and deserve quality healthcare. Regular doctor visits keep children on schedule for their vaccines, help spot developmental delays, and detect asthma and other chronic conditions. Unfortunately, children in families that lack health insurance too often don’t get that care.
It’s especially difficult for the families of undocumented immigrant children living in New Jersey to get care because they are ineligible for public health insurance through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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