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There is 1 comment on If You Care About Immigrant Health, Now’s the Time to Act

  1. I think that if this policy is passed, it would (and already does) negatively impact on immigrant women’s health. It would lead to decreased participation in health insurance programs by legal immigrant families, thereby increasing the numbers of uninsured individuals in the US. Without insurance, immigrant women who require health services will be discouraged to seek healthcare, both for themselves and their children, for fear of being denied a green card or legal permanent resident status in the future. Another problem with this policy is that it is likely to cause confusion among legal immigrant women who may need to use public programs that are not directly affected by the policy. Through misunderstanding or miscommunication of this policy amongst immigrant populations, they may refrain from accessing these much needed public programs altogether, in a bid to avoid being classified as a public charge.

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