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Final ‘Public Charge’ Rule Will Penalize Immigrants Who Use Medicaid

By James Romoser
August 12, 2019 at 6:40 PM
The Trump administration on Monday (Aug. 12) finalized a controversial rule that will make it more difficult for legal immigrants who receive Medicaid to become permanent U.S. residents, drawing outcry from stakeholders across the health care industry who say the policy will drive up the number of uninsured patients and increase the costs of uncompensated care. Immigration advocates and the California attorney general have already indicated they intend to sue to stop the so-called public charge rule, which is scheduled...


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