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April 21, 2015
State's High Court Upholds Ban on Medicaid Coverage for Recent Immigrants

Five years after new immigrants living in the state first lost eligibility for Medicaid, the New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that they don’t have a right to the federal healthcare coverage.

The ruling ends an extended legal battle that aimed to restore Medicaid coverage to those who have been in the country legally for less than five years.

But the length of time it took to reach a decision means that the healthcare options available today for many new immigrants are very different from what they were in 2010, when Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature cut them off from Medicaid.

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