#Health4AllWaiver

#Health4AllWaiver

In June 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 10 - #Health4All - into law, which makes California the first state in the nation to request a waiver from the federal government so as to allow undocumented immigrants the ability to purchase health insurance through Covered California, the state health insurance exchange. This bipartisan legislation comes on the heels of California’ s decision to become the state with the largest immigrant population to provide the full scope of health insurance to all low-income children, regardless of their immigration status. Federal law currently prevents undocumented immigrants living in California from purchasing health insurance coverage through Covered California. However, Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides waivers for state innovation, which allows states to choose how to implement key provisions of healthcare reform, beginning in 2017. Section 1332 even provides for states to drastically depart from ACA policy and procedures if they choose to do so while still implementing its requirements in the state. If the waiver is granted by the federal government, Covered California will begin offering alternative health insurance policies for undocumented immigrants. These policies would still have to meet all of the same requirements as other offerings through the exchange. According to California legislators, the waiver would remove some of the barriers to health insurance coverage for immigrants, with undocumented workers being able to choose and purchase their own healthcare policies in the same manner as any other Californian. Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. is composed of skilled California immigration attorneys who focus exclusively on defending individuals in deportation cases. We realize just how stressful and emotional deportation proceedings can be for you and your entire family. The uncertainty of a potential deportation can drag on for months and even years as you continue to build a life in America without any assurances that you will be able to stay in the country. As seasoned deportation defense lawyers, we know what it takes to successfully defend against deportation in a wide variety of situations and how to develop the best strategy in your defense case. Call us today and learn how we can advocate on your behalf and work toward avoiding deportation altogether.
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