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Trump Bars Visas To Immigrants Who Can't Afford Health Insurance Or Medical Costs

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Interesting news on Health insurance,  Trump issued a proclamation effective in 30 days' time that immigrants will not be granted future visas leading to resident green cards issued if they cannot obtain health insurance.  it's not clear if this is just for H1B visas or for all immigrants. 

Here is a link to the news item:

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/immigrant-visas-health-insurance-health-care-costs-030252647.html

  

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It’s for immigrants. Among the people who are probably going to be most affected by this are diversity visa applicants, who generally don’t already have jobs and sponsors when they move, unless they already have a good few thousand dollars spare in savings. That said I have seen some threads about how citizens really game the Obamacare subsidies to get insurance for their parents that they are immigrating, and from my understanding that won’t be allowable as an avenue to prove insurance under this.

From the horse’s mouth:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-protecting-healthcare-benefits-american-citizens/

The rah-rah blurb takes up most of it but the important bit is this part:

Immigrant visa applicants will have to demonstrate that they will be covered by health insurance within thirty days of entering the country or have the financial resources to pay for medical costs.

Applicants will be required to meet these requirements before being issued an immigrant visa.

A number of exceptions will be made, such as for children of American citizens.

 

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Just in!  Trump's plan to enforce health insurance has been blocked by the courts for now. The ruling was by a New York Judge but it applies countrywide.

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