Health insurance for undocumented immigrants – Move To America
Home / News / Health insurance for undocumented immigrants

Health insurance for undocumented immigrants

ID-100249032California is on the verge of becoming the first state in the country to offer undocumented immigrants the chance to buy health insurance on the ObamaCare exchange. At the moment, illegal residents are not eligible to purchase insurances through the Affordable Care Act, but a legislative loophole might provide this opportunity.

The so-called “innovation waiver” allows California, as well as other states, to modify portions of the law in order to make the coverage available for more people. The California bill has already passed the state legislature and Governor Jerry Brown has recently signed it, taking California just a few inches away from offering unauthorized immigrants health insurance. The next step is for the Obama administration to give the waiver green-light.

This is the latest immigrant-friendly policy in California, a state that has already passed several laws which allow immigrants to work even if they don’t have legal status. Almost 400,000 undocumented immigrants would be eligible to receive health insurance under the new law.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *