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Obamacare and Immigration

Obamacare and Immigration

The United States of America as a developed country of the world has always focused on the healthcare or medical scenario of the country. The authority or the government of the country has played an active role in maintaining as well as enhancing the medical sector of the country.

What actually Obama care health reform means?

The term “Obama care” is a moniker or sobriquet used for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The healthcare initiative is considered to be one of the massive health care reforms identified in the United States of America. The bill to be treated as one of the most controversial act since the advent of the Social Security Act, the year 1935. In the United States, the reform executed under the United States Congress. And the plan with due consideration and guidelines from President Obama gathered momentum and achieved prominence in the healthcare sector of the country. Initially, the name “Obama care” was given or provided by the opponents of Obama and the President later embraced the name as per his opinion the name denoted his care and affection for the people of the country as well as for their health.

Who gets actually affected by the introduction of the law?

The Affordable Care Act affected mostly to the Americans not covered with a healthcare insurance plan. And also to those who were not ecstatic with the existing health insurance plan provided by their employer.

Benefits under the law.

Under the purview of Obamacare, there are certain essential benefits.  It is binding on the part of the insurance service provider to provide certain essential health care services like-

i) Rebate on prescribed drugs.

ii) Expert care for maternity and newborn child.

iii) Giving cost-benefit on laboratory and clinical test

iv) To manage services on devices that help people to deal with chronic ailments and many more benefits persists just adding up the list.

But question may arise how Obama care affects the immigrants? To answer this question we need to know which type of immigration status will be covered under the purview of the Act?

i)The rule says that people who are natural US citizens need to enroll themselves under Obamacare and can avail all the mentioned benefits.

ii) Residents who are the lawful permanent Residents holding visas like H-1B, J and F visas and others can purchase insurance from the exchange as well as can avail tax credits.

iii) People who are illegally residing will not be able to apply for insurance but will be eligible to receive emergency treatments.

Who are not eligible for insurance under the act?

The people who are not eligible are-

i) Undocumented immigrants

ii) People who have served jail term or who are incarcerated.

Essential aspects of the immigration under the law.

Some of the essential aspects need to discuss about immigration under Obama care are-

i)The interpretation of “lawfully present” does not cover recipients of the DACA administrative amnesty.

ii) Two to three documents are required to establish one’s status.

iii) Documents attested about someone’s citizenship status in a single affidavit calculated as one of the approved forms of identity.

iv) The system of SAVE  will verify the eligibility of citizenship or immigration status from the single “federal data services hub” and that will associate with state agencies and exchanges with applicable government databases.

The Affordable Care Act or Obama care has precisely drafted the norms for immigrants to enroll under the healthcare policy and has also provided benefits for the immigrants of the country.

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