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HB 1214 - Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (39-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes prenatal care services for pregnant women ineligible for Medicaid based on their citizenship status.

Highlights:
  • Establishes the Prenatal Care Program to provide prenatal coverage to pregnant women who are ineligible for Medicaid coverage based on their citizenship status (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that the Department of Social Services shall determine eligibility for the Prenatal Care Program using the same income limits and methods used to determine eligibility for the Medicaid pregnancy program (Sec. 5). 
  • Specifies that only medical issues related to the pregnancy are covered under the provisions of this bill (Sec. 7).
  • Specifies that the provisions of this bill do not include abortion, unless the abortion is necessary by medical emergency (Sec. 9).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants

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