Laurie McGinnis


In this Note, the constitutionality of the federal Medicaid citizenship provision and state citizenship provisions enacted pursuant thereto is addressed. The constitutionality of the state Medicaid citizenship provisions is examined under the equal protection standards applicable to undocumented children. The constitutionality of the citizenship provisions of Title XIX, and the federal regulations adopted pursuant thereto, is examined. The constitutionality of the state citizenship provisions under the Supremacy Clause is addressed. Finally, this Note examines the unique position of pregnant undocumented aliens and their citizen offspring.