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Advocates Rip Proposal to Penalize Immigrants Using Benefits

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by John Commins

The Trump administration’s proposal to expand public charge designations to Medicaid and Medicare Part D subsidies and other benefits will jeopardize the healthcare access of millions of legal residents, critics charge.

The 447-page proposed rule, which was unveiled Saturday by the Department of Homeland Security, would create “a strong disincentive to seek care,” said Bruce Siegel, MD, president and CEO of America’s Essential Hospitals.

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