This backgrounder provides an overview of recent policy actions by the administration and the courts with implications for immigrants’ access to health coverage. The backgrounder focuses on:
- Court injunctions blocking implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final public charge rule, which means that officials must continue to only consider the potential that an individual might need cash assistance and/or long-term care services in public charge determinations.
- The Department of State’s release of an interim final rule on public charge, which aligns with the DHS final rule.
- A presidential proclamation that requires individuals who seek to immigrate to the U.S. to show they have insurance or can pay for their medical care out-of-pocket.
- An expected rule on deportability on public charge grounds.
- The DHS decision to continue to review and grant medical deferrals.
CHA contact: Jan Kaplan