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The Department of Homeland Security finalized a proposed rule that expands the definition of “public charge” in immigration application determinations to include additional types of public benefits and new immigration applicant categories.

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The final rule revises the criteria that determines whether an individual seeking to enter the country or become a lawful permanent resident could become a public charge.

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The administration’s final rule on the public charge definition worsens the chilling effect that threatens the health of millions of people by making it more likely they forgo care for themselves and their families to avoid putting their legal immigration status at risk.

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In a July 9 letter to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that changes to federal housing assistance eligibility requirements could increase housing instability and worsen health outcomes.

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Under current law, most individuals applying to enter the country on a visa or applying for a green card must submit an affidavit of support from a sponsor residing in the United States who meets certain criteria. The memo claims these requirements are not adequately enforced.

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The association urged the Department of Homeland Security to exclude nonemergency Medicaid benefits and low-income subsidies for Medicare Part D beneficiaries from the list of programs considered in public charge determinations.

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America’s Essential Hospitals is closely reviewing the proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security and evaluating its potential impact on our members. We encourage all members to review the provisions of the proposed rule, provide us feedback, and submit your own comments to the agency.

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By creating a strong disincentive to seek care, this rule would force people to forgo medical visits and medications until they are sicker and costlier to treat.

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The new directive applies to Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, but the specifics vary by country.

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Obama's executive action offers new opportunities for immigrants to live and work in the United States, but no relief for lack of health care coverage

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Essential hospitals face barriers in providing care to immigrant populations. They must find unique ways to address the complexity surrounding immigration status for their patients.

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Recent journal articles explore socioeconomic status, accountable care organizations, and other issues relevant to essential hospitals.

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Recent journal articles explore interventions to reduce readmissions, uncover barriers to recovery for vulnerable adults, decrease emergency department utilization, and more.

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Harris Health System has developed a quick triage model and best practices to care for a growing number of acute-care dialysis patients in the Houston area.

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Congress considers Veteran Affairs, Medicare, and immigration bills as August recess nears; House holds hearing on state Medicaid funding.

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Congress returns to session focused on improving access in the VA health care system. The Senate Appropriations Committee will review the president's request for funding to contain illegal immigration of minors, and House committees will look at 21st Century Cures and Medicare reforms.

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Gang of Eight meets with 50 business lobbyists to encourage pressure on House to pass immigration measure

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House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee hearing intended to identify weaknesses, possible reforms

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House Republican leaders to meet July 10 to discuss whether to take steps toward immigration bill

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Encourages Congress to consider legislation to address "yawning gaps" in access to care for millions of people

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