346-59.4 Medical assistance to other children. The department shall provide state-funded medical assistance, of up to two hundred per cent of the federal poverty level for Hawaii, to persons less than nineteen years of age who are:

(1) Legal permanent residents who arrived after August 22, 1996;

(2) Persons who are permanently residing under color of law; and

(3) Nonimmigrants from the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands who are citizens of:

(A) The Marshall Islands;

(B) The Federated States of Micronesia; or

(C) Palau,

as defined by the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985, P.L. 99-239, or the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Government of Palau, P.L. 99-658,

who are otherwise eligible for benefits under the State's medicaid program and the State's children health insurance program, but are ineligible due to restricted eligibility rules imposed by title XXI of the Social Security Act, the Personal Responsibility and Work [Opportunity] Reconciliation Act of 1996, the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985, P.L. 99-239, the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Government of Palau, P.L. 99-658, or any other provision of federal law denying medical assistance to nonimmigrants who are citizens of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau. [L 2000, c 224, 2; am L 2007, c 236, 4, 14; am L Sp 2009, c 8, 2; am L 2015, c 20, 5]

 

Law Journals and Reviews

 

Navigating the Compact of Free Association: Three Decades of Supervised Self-Governance. 41 UH L. Rev. 384 (2019).

 

 

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