1. Check with the Federal Health Department to see if the green card immigrant qualifies for Obamacare. Depending on several qualifying factors, the person may or may not qualify for Obamacare. For information on the new Affordable Care Act and eligibility, you can look on their website at healthcare.gov.
2. Check with their state of residence: Depending on which state they live in, they may qualify for a state health insurance program based on income and other criteria. Also, check with your state health Medicaid/MediCal department to see if they qualify to receive assistance.
3. If they do not qualify for any of the government-supported health care programs or cannot get private health insurance in the US, they can get short-term temporary health insurance that provides protection as per the policy's specific terms. These plans are not subject to meet ACA/Obama Care requirements and can be purchased by the green card holders. To learn more and get a quote online, go to our Immigrants Insurance: Health Insurance for New Immigrants: Get Quotes page.
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