On October 10, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed changes to “public charge” rules that could disqualify many immigrants from gaining permanent residency in the US. A 60-day public comment period ended December 10. DHS is required to review and respond to the comments in the final rule, which has not been issued yet. This collection highlights the potential impact that the proposed changes could have on access to health care.
One in Seven Adults in Immigrant Families Reported Avoiding Public Benefit Programs in 2018
In this brief, the Urban Institute uses data from the December 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey to provide the first systematic documentation of the number of immigrant families avoiding public benefit programs due to fear of the pending public charge rule.
Proposed Public Charge Rule Would Hurt Californians
How Would Proposed Changes to the “Public Charge” Rule Affect Your Region?
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and Education estimates, for each California region and county, how changes to the “public charge” test could impact enrollment in Medi-Cal and/or CalFresh, jobs, economic output, and tax revenue. Use this PDF to see how your area could be affected.
Comments on Proposed Regulation — Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds
Select Comments Opposing Proposed Public Charge Regulation
Public Charge Rule Could Prompt Up to 455,000 California Kids Who Need Care to Leave Medi-Cal
Changing Public Charge Immigration Rules: The Potential Impact on Children Who Need Care
Immigrants and the New Proposed “Public Charge” Rule
“Public Charge” Rule Would Disrupt Safety-Net Access for Some Immigrants
Proposed Federal Rule on Immigrants and Public Charge Fact Sheet
This fact sheet from the Insure the Uninsured Project briefly describes existing federal law on public charge and health care programs, the proposed changes, and the impact on immigrants’ access to health care programs in California.