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How Will ‘Public Charge’ Rule Affect Immigrants’ Care and the Safety Net?

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule that could make it more difficult for legal immigrants to get health care. Under the change, immigrants enrolled in Medicaid would be considered “public charges” — potentially creating difficulties for individuals who apply to extend their stay, change their visa status, or secure a green card. Manatt Health’s Allison Orris, April Grady, and Cindy Mann report on To the Point that by disrupting coverage for millions of people, the public-charge rule would also reduce Medicaid support for health care providers and drive up uncompensated care costs.

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