Know your health rights and the programs to which you have access
Surely you have doubts about the risk that runs your family to be enrolled in health programs.
- There are strict privacy rules that protect families applying for health insurance, including those whose members are in different immigration situations (section 1411 (g) of the Affordable Care Act and the Clarification of Related Practices document) to certain health care data from the Department of Homeland Security).
- To apply for health insurance or on behalf of an eligible family member, it is not necessary to have a Social Security Number (SSN); your application will not be rejected or delayed.
- You have the right to have a free interpreter when applying for health insurance or receiving health care.
- Regardless of your immigration status, if you do not have insurance, you have certain options for receiving health care. Check the options in the following
- Health centers should not ask for information about the migratory condition of the patient to provide the health service. You can request it to find out if you are eligible to receive public health insurance and be able to pay for the service received.
- To receive medical treatment, it is not necessary to present a photo ID.
- Regardless of your immigration status, you must receive emergency medical assistance under federal law.
- You can search for health services (non-emergency) at community health centers and social protection hospitals.
- Citizen children or children who are in the country legally and who have undocumented parents are eligible:
- To obtain coverage through the insurance market.
- For tax credits of premiums and reduced copayments.
- For Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
You should know that the Affordable Care Act or (ACA / Obamacare) considers different coverages for documented and undocumented migrants. You can find all the information
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