|Public Health Insurance for Parents|
|Immigrant eligibility criteria|
|LPRs otherwise barred from benefits eligible for prenatal care (2008)1|
|Arkansas||Yes (no immigration test)|
|California||Yes (no immigration test)|
|District of Columbia||No|
|Illinois||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Louisiana||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Massachusetts||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Michigan||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Minnesota||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Nebraska||Yes (no immigration test)|
|New Jersey||Yes (no immigration test)2|
|New York||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Rhode Island||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Texas||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Washington||Yes (no immigration test)|
|Wisconsin||Yes (no immigration test)|
Data Notes & Sources
- States have the option of using federal State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) funds to provide prenatal care to women regardless of immigration status. They can also extend prenatal care to immigrant women using state funds.
National Immigration Law Center, Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs, Fourth Edition, 2002; with updates from Update Page, www.nilc.org/pubs/Guide_update.htm (accessed October 17, 2008).
- Limited funds for prenatal services are available to women up to 200% of the federal poverty level, regardless of immigration status.
- Oklahoma has invoked the prenatal care option but has not yet implemented it.