Under a Trump proposal, lawful immigrants might shun medical care (May 2018)

By July 6, 2018 News No Comments

A new proposal from the Trump Administration may lead to immigrants shying away from using government programs such as Medicare and food stamps. The proposed rule would put legal residents at risk of being passed over when applying for a green card because of their previous use of government benefits. Health advocates are concerned for the health of the immigrant community and the stability of the hospital system. This rule is in the earliest stages of legislation; it will be some time before this proposal may take effect.