Webinar: PIF Campaign: Public Charge 101
April 22, 2019 at 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET (1:00 – 2:00 pm PT)
Do you or your colleagues need a refresher or a first time overview of how the public charge test works today and how it may change under the Trump proposal? Confused about the changes that have already happened in the Foreign Affairs Manual vs. changes proposed by USCIS? Are you getting questions from community members about whether or not enrolling in basic needs programs will harm their immigration status? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, please join us on April 22 at 4:00 pm ET (1:00 pm PT). Experts from NILC and CLASP will describe public charge policy today, discuss how and when it may change, and explain what you need to know if you work with immigrant families. We will also cover how you can get more involved with the work of the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign.
Webinar: Immigrant Health: The Role and Impact of Medicaid, HIPAA, and the Public Charge Doctrine
April 25, 2019 at 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST (11:00 – 12:00 pm PT)
The high cost of health care and the increasing decline in health insurance coverage are a concern for all people living in America. But for immigrants, who have extremely low rates of insurance coverage compared to U.S.-born populations, the situation is even more precarious. Low incomes, lack of insurance, concern over immigration enforcement, and other barriers pose serious threats to immigrant health. That, in turn, poses a risk to the broader public health. In this webinar presenters will:
- Provide an overview of Medicaid coverage for immigrants, including who qualifies and whether applicants must provide information on their citizenship or immigration status;
- Review the Trump administration’s proposed rule change to the Public Charge Doctrine restricting immigrants from obtaining legal residency if they have utilized public benefits, including Medicaid;
- Outline the applicability of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to undocumented immigrants and whether citizenship status constitutes protected health information (PHI) protected from disclosure; and
- Discuss the implications of real and perceived threats of citizenship status disclosure on public health, as well as strategies for alleviating immigrants’ concerns.
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