It would suspend entry of immigrants unless they can prove they will be covered by health insurance within 30 days or that they have resources to pay for foreseeable medical costs. Data show immigrants are more likely than U.S. born individuals to be uninsured, but citizens still account for the majority of the uninsured.
Many community health centers report that immigrant patients are declining to enroll themselves or their children in Medicaid, or renew their coverage, amid concerns about changes to public charge rules.
We unpack the health care and coverage implications of the final rule that changes the public charge policies used to determine whether an individual applying for admission or adjustment of status is inadmissible to the U.S.
People of color experienced large gains in coverage under the ACA that narrowed longstanding disparities. Research suggests these gains will likely lead to reductions in disparities in care access and outcomes.
Social determinants of health are the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age that shape health. This brief provides an overview of social determinants of health and emerging initiatives to address them.