H.R.2788 - HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] (Introduced 06/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/09/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2788 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/06/2017)
Health Equity and Access under the Law for Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017 or the HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act of 2017
This bill amends titles XIX (Medicaid) and XXI (Children's Health Insurance) (CHIP) of the Social Security Act to extend Medicaid and CHIP coverage to aliens lawfully present in the United States who otherwise meet eligibility requirements. This applies to individuals granted deferred action or other federally authorized presence but not to nonimmigrants (e.g., individuals with a temporary worker visa).
Individuals granted federally authorized presence, except nonimmigrants, are eligible for health insurance exchanges and reduced cost sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and premium subsidies under the Internal Revenue Code.