Legal immigrants in New York, including many Russian Jews, will have access to health care previously denied to them by the state. The New York Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a state law limiting Medicaid coverage to immigrants for emergency purposes violated the immigrants’ rights. An official at UJA-Federation of New York, which funds NYLAG, the legal agency that represented plaintiffs in the lawsuit, said thousands of Jewish immigrants will be affected by the ruling.
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