Key Consumer Questions About The Health Reforms
Immigrants who are in the country illegally will not be eligible to buy insurance through the exchanges. They also are ineligible for Medicaid, although they remain eligible for emergency care under the law. Young immigrants who had been granted "deferred action" status by the Obama administration to avoid deportation by obtaining temporary work permits also will not be eligible for the exchanges or Medicaid.
Associated Press writers Kevin Begos in Pittsburgh, Michael R. Blood in Los Angeles, Andrew DeMillo in Little Rock, Ark., Susan Haigh in Hartford, Conn., and Ann Sanner in Columbus, Ohio contributed to this report.
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