An analysis of impact on immigrant hunger of the proposed public charge rule that was posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s website in late September.
This issue brief explains how the proposed DHS rule to re-make the "public charge" immigration provision would result in discouraging many eligible immigrants from accessing Medicaid and other federal public benefits for fear of negatively effecting their immigration status.
The public charge rule will lead to decreased participation in certain programs that will contribute to more uninsured individuals and negatively affect the health and financial stability of families and the growth and healthy development of their children.
An analysis by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of how the proposed "public charge" rule overhaul will impact immigrants' health coverage.
This factsheet details the potential effects of proposed changes to the public charge rule on children in immigrant families.