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The Affordable Care Act and Immigrant Families

Did you know that there are options for health insurance in the Federal Marketplace for immigrant families? If you’ve recently moved to the United States and had a change in your immigration status, here are some things you should know about Marketplace coverage:

1. In order to buy private health insurance through the Marketplace, you must be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully present in the United States.

2. If you recently gained U.S. citizenship or had a change in your immigration status, you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

3. If you’re a lawfully present immigrant, you can buy private health insurance in the Marketplace. You may be eligible for lower costs on monthly premiums and lower out-of-pocket costs based on your income. If you make less than $11,490 ($23,550 for a family of 4) and you aren’t eligible for Medicaid, you may still qualify for lower costs on coverage.

Source: HealthCare.gov

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