Number and Cost of Immigrants on Medicaid: : Table 2

12/01/1997

: Table 2

Noncitizen Immigrant Category*% of Medicaid Caseload in '94Eligibility Status After Legislative Changes
Refugees or asylees1.0%Would retain full Medicaid eligibility for the first seven years they are in U.S.
Legal permanent residents4.6%Those arriving after August 1996 would not be eligible for full Medicaid coverage in their first five years in the U.S. They would be eligible for emergency benefits.
"Not qualified", including persons residing under color of law (PRUCOL)0.3%People in this group will lose eligibility for full Medicaid benefits in September 1998, regardless of when they entered the U.S.
Undocumented aliens1.5%Not eligible for full Medicaid coverage. Can only get emergency benefits.