NJ expands health care coverage for families regardless of immigration status

The program is called NJ FamilyCare. It is the state’s publicly funded health insurance program that includes Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients.

News 12 Staff

Jan 18, 2023, 10:31 PM

Updated 551 days ago

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NJ expands health care coverage for families regardless of immigration status
Gov. Phil Murphy announced expanded health care coverage for eligible families.
The new rules went into effect on Jan. 1. Children under the age of 19 whose families meet income eligibility requirements will now be able to obtain Medicaid coverage regardless of immigration status.
The program is called NJ FamilyCare. It is the state’s publicly funded health insurance program that includes Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients.
“Every child should have access to health care,” Murphy said in a statement. “By helping more children get NJ FamilyCare coverage regardless of their immigration status, we are working to make New Jersey a fairer, more affordable place for all to live.”
Families can learn more about the program and apply to it by visiting njfamilycare.org or by calling 1-800-701-0710.


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