The Obama administration released two official policy announcements on August 28, 2012, that affect the eligibility for federal health care programs of individuals granted deferred action under the “deferred action for childhood arrivals” (DACA) request process.
FIXING HEALTH CARE MEANS that everyone in America should have quality, affordable health care. We all should pay our fair share and have the opportunity to purchase health insurance that we can afford. Immigrants should contribute and be able to obtain affordable health insurance just like everyone else in the U.S.
Health Care Issues in Immigration Reform 2013
HEALTH CARE REFORM (Affordable Care Act of 2010, or ACA)
• Fact Sheets and Advocacy Materials
• NILC Advocacy Campaign Materials for Immigrant Inclusion
Immigrant Children & Pregnant Women
(includes Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, or CHIPRA)
RESOURCES ON IMMIGRANTS AND HEALTH CARE
Information from NILC | Other Resources
TABLE: Medical Assistance Programs for Immigrants in Various States (PDF)
This table describes state policies for providing health coverage to certain immigrants, under federal options to cover lawfully residing children and pregnant women, regardless of their date of entry into the U.S., or to provide prenatal care to women regardless of status, using Children's Health Insurance Program funds. It also describes immigrant coverage under programs using exclusively state funds.