Final Public Charge Rule Clarifies Eligible Noncitizens’ Rights To Medicaid/CHIP

By Amy Lotven / September 8, 2022 at 3:41 PM
The Biden administration Thursday (Sept. 8) issued final rules making it clear that the Department of Homeland Security will not refuse entry to non-citizens seeking admission to the United States, or a green card, due to their likelihood to receive Medicaid/CHIP and other health benefits -- except for long-term, institutionalized care. The final rule fully reverses the Trump administration’s “public charge” rule issued in 2019 that allowed DHS to include the health care benefits in its assessment of whether an...

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