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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated fact sheet, based on recent legislative changes, to help states and advocacy organizations understand what health coverage options are available to Afghan evacuees.

Afghan 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 or other health coverage provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)).  RMA is provided through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and administered in most cases by state Medicaid programs.  Eligibility for each coverage program depends on the state where an evacuee is residing and the eligibility criteria for the respective program.

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