NIWAP Newsletter • Healthcare • April 2015
Healthcare laws in the United States have undergone major changes over the past several years. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 created both an entirely new way to obtain healthcare in the U.S. and also expanded on some of the preexisting healthcare access options. These changes affect everyone, including immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, human trafficking and other crimes. This newsletter will provide an overview of and links to further information and resources on current laws governing access to healthcare, insurance and subsidies for immigrant survivors.
In this Issue:
- General Information Regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
- Immigrant Crime Victims Who Are Eligible To Access Healthcare Exchanges
- How Do I Access the Healthcare Exchanges?
- Access to Healthcare Subsidies for Immigrant Survivors and Their Children
- Healthcare Access for Immigrants Who are NOT Eligible to Access the Healthcare Exchanges
- Applicability of Public Charge and Deeming Rules to Immigrant Survivors and Their Children Eligible for Healthcare Subsidies
NIWAP offers technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, judges, court staff, police, prosecutors, social services and health care providers, and others working with immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. To submit your questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 202-274-4457.
© 2015 National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project. The contents of this publication may be reprinted. Any reprinting must be accompanied by the following acknowledgement: This material was reprinted from the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law.
This project was developed under grant number 2013-TA-AX-K009 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.