QUESTION

Will getting health insurance through Medicaid, CHIP, or health insurance marketplaces affect an individual’s ability to obtain lawful permanent status or citizenship?

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ANSWER

In general, getting health insurance through Medicaid, CHIP, or the marketplaces will not prevent an individual from obtaining lawful permanent status or citizenship. (45 C.F.R. § 155.260; HealthCare.gov, More information for immigrant families).

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