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Does Obama's Healthcare plan provide coverage for illegals?

Amanda Johnson

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Karen Wright on April 27, 2019

Yes:. Under H. R. 3200, all legal permanent residents (LPRs),23 nonimmigrants, and unauthorized aliens who meet the substantial presence test would be required to obtain health insurance . Non-citizens who meet the definition of non-resident foreigners (for example, temporary visitors, temporary workers in the united States for less than 183 days in the year), it would not be necessary to obtain a health insurance. In particular, the IRC does not contain special rules for people who are in the united States without authorization (i.e., illegal or unauthorized aliens). Instead, the IRC treats these individuals in the same way as other foreign nationals-an unauthorized individual who has been in the united States long enough to qualify under the substantial presence test is classified as a resident alien; otherwise, the individual is classified as a nonresident alien. Therefore, it seems that unauthorized foreigners who meet the substantial presence test would be required under H. R. 3200 to have health insurance.

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