QUESTION

Who is a lawfully present immigrant for health insurance purposes?

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ANSWER

Lawfully present immigrants generally include:

  • Lawful permanent residents (or “green card holders”);
  • Persons fleeing persecution, including refugees and asylees; 
  • Other humanitarian immigrants, including those granted temporary protected status; 
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants; and
  • Survivors of domestic violence, trafficking, and other serious crimes.

See this list with qualifying immigration statuses for marketplace coverage available here. (26 U.S.C. § 5000A (d)(3); HealthCare.gov, Immigration status and the Marketplace).

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