Medical Insurance for Immigrants and Green Card Holders in the USA
If you are a new US immigrant and entering the US for the first time, or a green card holder but living outside of the US and will be visiting the US for a short duration, travel insurance can provide you with the temporary coverage you need to stay protected. There are many medical insurance options available for green card holders and new immigrants in the USA, depending on the individual's situation.
Under the Affordable Care Act, it is important that all US Residents are required to have health insurance, even as a new immigrant, living in the US for a majority of the year. Due to the fact that your social security number may take a few weeks to be assigned, you will not be able to enroll in domestic healthcare immediately upon arriving to the US.
For new immigrant / green card holder seniors, aged 65 years or more who are and looking for information on Medicare, MediCaid or MediCal, please refer to this article: Medicare eligibility for green card holder
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Disclaimer:These plans are not a substitute for your primary long-term medical insurance.You may be obliged under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare". If you are a permanent resident, it is your responsibility to check with concerning authorities including your state health dept. or tax/legal adviser to get proper advice.