Monday, September 25, 2006
Court Rules for Medicaid Citizenship Requirement
Well, here was another good sign that not ALL Federal judges are leftist, activists. In a recent decision Judge Ronald Guzman of the U.S. District Court in Chicago held that it is not unreasonable that applicants for Medicaid supply proof of US citizenship before being eligible for that aid.
Several groups got together to file against the Dept. of Health and Human Services regulation earlier this year claiming that the rule would prevent old people, the homeless and the disabled from being able to get medical treatment. But, read this all as a code words to say that it would prevent illegal aliens from receiving benefits that are not due them if they have to prove citizenship.
The judge did say that the proof of citizenship requirements may be dropped when Medicaid is applied for in the name of foster children or other wards of the state, however. I have to say, that sounds reasonable.
You can read more at :Judge defers citizenship-Medicaid law challenge