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Immigration-Related State Laws

State laws may provide additional rights and benefits to individuals coping with cancer. Various laws related to employment, disability insurancehealth insuranceCOVID-19accessing medical recordsestate-planningother cancer-related state laws, and immigration are included below. We also have a chart of state laws on creating a will that can be found here. Please note that this information changes frequently, so check back for up-to-date information.

This chart includes the state laws that provide benefits and protections in the intersection of immigration and access to health care.

StateStates waiving 5-year waiting period for CHIP for childrenStates waiving 5-year waiting period for CHIP for children and pregnant womenStates waiving 5-year waiting period for Medicaid for children and pregnant womenStates waiving 5-year waiting period for Medicaid for pregnant womenStates waiving 5-year waiting period for Medicaid for childrenHas state-funded programs for health care for children
ALABAMA
ALASKA
ARIZONA
ARKANSAS
CALIFORNIAxxx (low-income adults up to 25 years old)
COLORADOxx
CONNECTICUTxx
DELAWARExx
*DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAxx
FLORIDAxx
GEORGIA
HAWAIIx
IDAHO
ILLINOISxxx
INDIANA
IOWAxx
KANSAS
KENTUCKYxx
LOUISIANA
MAINExx
MARYLANDx
MASSACHUSETTSxxx
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTAxx
MISSISSIPPI
MISSOURI
MONTANAxx
NEBRASKAxx
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEYxx
NEW MEXICOx
NEW YORKxxx
NORTH CAROLINAxx
NORTH DAKOTA
OHIOx
OKLAHOMA
OREGONxxx
PENNSYLVANIAxx
*PUERTO RICO
RHODE ISLANDxx
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE
TEXASxx
UTAHxx
VERMONTx
VIRGINIAxx
WASHINGTONxxx
WEST VIRGINIAxx
WISCONSINx
WYOMINGx
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