As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
Consumer Assistance Resource Guide: Immigrant Eligibility
Manatt Health Solutions
Early evidence from across the nation suggests that consumer assisters are playing a vital role in helping people enroll in the new coverage options made possible by the Affordable Care Act. The following resource guide on Immigrant Eligibility is part of a Consumer Assistance Resource Guide series developed to help consumer assisters answer some of the most common eligibility and enrollment questions.
To be eligible for health insurance coverage through the Marketplace or Medicaid, an applicant must be a citizen or meet certain immigration status requirements. This guide, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, provides an overview of the rules governing immigration eligibility for insurance affordability programs. The guide explains the types of immigrants that are eligible, the process by which immigration status is verified, and the eligibility requirements for families where some members are lawfully present and others are undocumented.