The Department of Homeland Security today released a final rule excluding noncash benefits, such as the Children’s Health Insurance Program and most Medicaid benefits, when making a public charge inadmissibility determination for noncitizens requesting admission to the United States or permanent residency. AHA voiced support for the proposed rule in April, saying its clarifications would address confusion and uncertainty for legal immigrants and their families wrought by earlier policies. 
 
DHS last year removed the prior Administration’s public charge rule from the Code of Federal Regulations, dismissing appeals to the Supreme Court and circuit courts that sought to overturn district court decisions enjoining enforcement of the rule. AHA supported several legal challenges to the prior rule, which it said would deter legal immigrants and their families from seeking health care to which they are entitled.

Related News Articles

Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking public comments until July 22 on the information requirements associated with attestation…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced the approval of Delaware and Tennessee as the first states to provide diapers to children…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services May 9 announced an extension of unwinding flexibilities to support state efforts to protect the continuity of…
Headline
The departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury May 1 released a new process for resubmitting disputes under the No Surprises Act…
Headline
AHA submitted a statement to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for a hearing April 30 on proposed legislation to address Medicaid access and…
Headline
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services April 19 approved an amendment to a Massachusetts Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program…