How Health Care Reform Affects Immigrants

By El Diario/La Prensa, News Report, Annie Correal, Translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Mar 23, 2010

NEW YORK -- Depending on your immigration status, here’s how health care reform will affect you:

Fifteen to 20 million people will remain uninsured under the health care reform bill, the majority of them undocumented immigrants. Undocumented immigrants will not be required to buy insurance or pay a fine of $750, a requirement that applies to the rest of the U.S. population. Certain groups will also be exempt for religious or ethnic reasons, such as American Indians.

Undocumented immigrants will not benefit from the expansion of Medicaid benefits or from government subsidies created to help citizens and residents to buy private health insurance in the exchange program.

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