Biden announces a plan for “Dreamers” to access medical plans
government of the president of the united states, Atmosphere Bidenof a plan for dreamers (Dreamers), undocumented youth who came to the United States as children, have access to the program Medicaid and medical plans that are offered in Obamacare.
Biden’s plan would allowdreamersFirst time access health coverage of Medicaid for low-income people and plans that have been offered to the public since the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare, was approved in 2010 under the administration of Barack Obama (2009-2017).
The White House told EFE that the changes are expected to go into effect at the end of this month.
Specifically, the beneficiaries would be the “Dreamers” who benefited from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), approved in 2012 with the goal of protecting them from deportation and giving them permission to work and live temporarily in the United States.
However, DACA recipients were unable to access Medicaid and Obamacare health plans because they did not technically meet the requirements for “legal presence” in the United States.
This is exactly what the Biden government wants to change. Specifically, the Ministry of Health plans to propose a new regulation aimed at Definition change what is consideredlegal existenceTo allow DACA recipients access to Medicaid and Obamacare.
When the changes take effect, you will be able to access the health coverage Of these programs, 590,000 people currently benefit Dhakaaccording to September 2022 data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The exact number of DACA recipients who currently do not have health coverage is unknown, but a 2018 study by the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) suggested that four in ten (39 percent) could be without health insurance.
Biden Since his arrival in the White House, he has been seeking approval for a Reformation immigrantCongress, the only one with the power to do so, refused.
In fact, on the same day he came to power, on January 20, 2021, Biden sent a request to Congress to change the country’s immigration system; And in his State of the Union address this year, he called on lawmakers to allow at least “dreamers” to become citizens of the United States.
During the first two years of Biden’s term, Democrats had a majority in both houses of Congress but did not get enough votes to pass immigration reform.
Now the Republicans control the US House of Representatives and the chances of approval of the reform are reduced.
With information from EFE
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