Tag: Affordable Care Act

ICE Will Not Use Health Care Application Information for Immigration Enforcement Purposes

Written by on October 29, 2013 in Enforcement, Family-Based Immigration with 0 Comments
ICE Will Not Use Health Care Application Information for Immigration Enforcement Purposes

Last Friday U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a clarification stressing that information provided by those applying for insurance under the Affordable Care Act will not trigger immigration enforcement. Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA); however, this clarification should bring peace of mind to mixed-status families. […]

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Immigration Reform Will Help Address Critical Lack of Medical Doctors

Immigration Reform Will Help Address Critical Lack of Medical Doctors

The U.S. faces a severe shortage of physicians, particularly in primary care and in rural areas, and as baby boomers retire, the U.S. workforce will need many more health professionals to fill their spots in the health care field. But many hurdles prevent foreign doctors, who are just as qualified as their U.S. counterparts, from […]

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Can We Afford Not to Include 11 Million People in Health Care Reform?

Written by on April 26, 2013 in Legislation, Reform with 1 Comment
Can We Afford Not to Include 11 Million People in Health Care Reform?

By Sonal Ambegaokar, Health Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center. To date, policy discussions regarding immigrants and health care and other benefits primarily focus on negative stereotypes and myths. As a result, the default policy solution to any issue involving immigrants and benefits is to simply deny the benefits, even when the immigrants […]

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Including DACA Recipients in Health Care Reform

Written by on November 16, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Uncategorized with 3 Comments
Including DACA Recipients in Health Care Reform

By Jenny Rejeske, Health Policy Analyst National Immigration Law Center. The Obama administration’s decision to cut access to affordable health care for young people granted relief from deportation hurts everyone. This decision came weeks after the administration initiated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which lifts the cloud of deportation for immigrant youth […]

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