The public charge rule is an ongoing barrier to health insurance for lawfully
present immigrants and ought to be removed. Healthcare coverage for
immigrants is a critical aspect of the country’s health care scheme. Recent
changes to the United States’ immigration policy are contributing to growing
fears among immigrant families about participating in Medicaid and CHIP.
The most effective solution is to permanently alter the Immigration and Nationality
Act. Congress should expressly exclude health insurance from being
considered in the public charge grounds for inadmissibility.
Madeline M. Culbreth,
Public Charge Grounds for Inadmissibility: Impact on Noncitizen Health Insurance Coverage,
Rich. Pub. Int. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.richmond.edu/pilr/vol25/iss2/7