A Utah lawmaker says his proposal simply encourages self-reliance — but some see it as an attack on new, legal immigrants

Sen. Allen Christensen wants to require new legal immigrants to wait five years before receiving Medicaid or CHIP coverage — a move that would strip 475 Utah kids of health insurance.



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