Estimated Impacts of the Proposed Public Charge Rule on Immigrants and Medicaid

Estimated Impacts of the Proposed Public Charge Rule on Immigrants and Medicaid

Samantha Artiga, Rachel Garfield, and Anthony Damico, Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation (October 11, 2018)

This analysis provides new estimates of the potential impacts from the proposed changes to the public charge rule. Using 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation data, it examines the (1) share of noncitizens who originally entered the U.S. without LPR status who have characteristics that DHS could potentially weigh negatively in a public charge determination and (2) number of individuals who would disenroll from Medicaid under different scenarios.

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