OE8 Webinar: Part III Immigrant Eligibility

Immigrant Eligibility for Health Coverage Programs

In this Health Reform: Beyond the Basics webinar presented by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on September 24, 2020, in partnership with the National Immigration Law Center, Shelby Gonzales, Director of Immigration Policy, and Gabrielle Lessard, Senior Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center, provide an overview of immigration status-related eligibility requirements for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and for enrollment in marketplace plans.

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Eligibility for Marketplace Coverage Based on Immigration Status

  • Lawfully present standard

Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP Based on Immigration Status

  • Qualified immigrant eligibility standard
  • Medicaid payment for emergency services
  • Examples

Other Important Eligibility Rules for Families that Include Immigrants

  • Special premium tax credit rule
  • Examples
  • Special marketplace rules for seniors
  • State residency requirement

Options for People Ineligible for Insurance Affordability Programs

  • Options for people who are undocumented or have DACA
  • Health programs available to all
  • COVID-19 health services

Navigating the Application Process

  • Eligibility verification and data-matching
  • Tips for preventing and resolving data-matching issues
  • Document types and examples
  • Marketplace options for lawfully present people with low income

Additional Resources

Reference Guide to Immigration Documents

Webinar: Subsidy Eligibility for Immigrants Ineligible for Medicaid Due to Status

Key Facts: Immigrant Eligibility for Health Coverage Programs

Key Facts: Helping Families That Include Immigrants Apply for Health Coverage