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Old 09-01-2012, 12:54 PM
 
Location: California
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ImmigrationProf Blog: DACA DREAMers Ineligible for Affordable Health Care
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Prior to yesterday, existing federal eligibility rules would have allowed DACA individuals to be considered eligible for affordable health coverage, like any other individuals granted deferred action. Thus, in order to exclude DACA beneficiaries and treat them differently from others with deferred action, the administration quietly released the following two policy announcements on August 28, 2012, both of which take immediate effect. The announcements include 1) an interim final rule that excludes DACA individuals from key features of the Affordable Care Act, and 2) guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that prevents children or pregnant women approved for DACA deferred action from enrolling in affordable, government health insurance under the Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

As a result of these two policy announcements, DACA beneficiaries will have the same access to health care as undocumented individuals have today: very little, except emergency care, public health services, community health centers where available, and state-funded health programs.

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Yesterday’s announcements not only erect barriers for DACA-eligible individuals to obtain health care, especially for those who may need it, but also creates a slippery-slope with far-reaching implications for the treatment of newly legalized immigrants at both the federal and state levels. Also, it sets a dangerous precedent for future federal legalization proposals to create two classes of future citizens and sanction discrimination based on immigration status. Moreover, the administration’s announcement is particularly troubling because it may give states hostile to immigrants the political cover to further restrict opportunities for DACA-eligible individuals for other basic rights. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has already declared that Arizona would attempt to deny DACA beneficiaries access to drivers’ licenses and other state benefits. This led the way for similarly short-sighted statements by governors in Mississippi, Nebraska, and Texas.
It's a 2 for 1 deal.

Not to nit-pick, but driving is not a right or a basic right; it is a privilege and a benefit reserved for citizens and legal residents. SORRY DACA applicants.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Scrambling to close all the loopholes I see.
Nothing better than a well thought out EO ...NOT.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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ImmigrationProf Blog: DACA DREAMers Ineligible for Affordable Health Care
And then thisIt's a 2 for 1 deal.

Not to nit-pick, but driving is not a right or a basic right; it is a privilege and a benefit reserved for citizens and legal residents. SORRY DACA applicants.
Wow. Someone finally realized we can't feed and care for the world after all?
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Liquid Reigns View Post
ImmigrationProf Blog: DACA DREAMers Ineligible for Affordable Health Care
And then thisIt's a 2 for 1 deal.

Not to nit-pick, but driving is not a right or a basic right; it is a privilege and a benefit reserved for citizens and legal residents. SORRY DACA applicants.
They'll go the ER just like they do now and the taxpayer will have to cover it anyway.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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So what started off as "just work permits" has snowballed into driver license, ss cards and now healthcare and social welfare benefits.

And I really have to laugh at the repeated question if the work permits allow them to travel to Mexico and back with no problems. Meanwhile we're all told "you can't send them back. The US is all they have known." Really ? Then why are they asking if they can travel to Mexico to visit ?
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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They'll go the ER just like they do now and the taxpayer will have to cover it anyway.
Indeed we will. Nothing will change, other than now they can waltz into an ER for "free" medical care and can't lie about not having a SSN or DL. Perhaps now, they'll actually be billed. Of course, if the DL address is bogus taxpayers will still foot the bill.

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So what started off as "just work permits" has snowballed into driver license, ss cards and now healthcare and social welfare benefits.

And I really have to laugh at the repeated question if the work permits allow them to travel to Mexico and back with no problems. Meanwhile we're all told "you can't send them back. The US is all they have known." Really ? Then why are they asking if they can travel to Mexico to visit ?
We all know that most illegals from Mexico have plenty of family still there. Heck, they're hoping to eventually sponsor them.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:56 PM
 
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The Dream Act people are still sweating bullets cause they ain't getting their way. LOL
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