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Immigration reform could add millions under Obama health law

Posted By admin On January 26, 2013 @ 7:41 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Elise Viebeck
The Hill [1]
Jan 26, 2013

Comprehensive immigration reform could make millions of people suddenly eligible for assistance under President Obama’s healthcare law, assuming a final deal paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive papers.

Illegal aliens are now prohibited from purchasing coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges, which will launch next year.

They are also ineligible for Medicaid under most circumstances, making the law’s expansion of the program fruitless for people without documents.

Even young illegal immigrants with “deferred action” status, known as “DREAMers,” cannot access the law’s benefits.

But the picture could change completely if Hispanic lawmakers get their wish — an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy that includes a path to legalization.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/279231-immigration-reform-could-add-millions-under-obama-health-law

[2] Obama Will Seek Immigration Reform in One Fast Push: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-will-seek-immigration-reform-in-one-fast-push.html

[3] Obamacare, immigration reform may make immigrants cheaper to hire than citizens: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamacare-immigration-reform-may-make-immigrants-cheaper-to-hire-than-citizens.html

[4] Obama refuses to meet border agents, invites illegal immigrants to Oval Office: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-refuses-to-meet-border-agents-invites-illegal-immigrants-to-oval-office.html

[5] Obama to ‘Quickly’ Go for Immigration Reform and Gun Control: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-to-quickly-go-for-immigration-reform-and-gun-control.html

[6] US Government to Sue Arizona Over Immigration Law: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-government-to-sue-arizona-over-immigration-law.html

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