CMS releases Fact Sheet on Current Medicaid and CHIP Health Coverage Options Available for Afghan Evacuees

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a fact sheet to help states and advocacy organizations understand what health coverage options are available to Afghan Evacuees.

Most evacuees arriving in the United States will be eligible for health coverage through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Marketplace, or refugee medical assistance (RMA).  RMA is provided through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and administered in most cases by state Medicaid programs.  Eligibility for each coverage program depends upon the immigration status of the evacuee and the state where an evacuee is residing.

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