New Health Care Law to deny service to young Immigrants in U.S.
Young immigrants denied health care services in USA
In recent news President Obama had praised the young immigrants living in USA and appreciated their contributions.
In fact, the young immigrants who came here as children and has been living here continuously since then and if they are not above 31 years of age will be allowed to stay here for at least two more years. The President had stopped their deportation on moral grounds. He has proposed that these young immigrants have been making large contributions to the nation.
After this announcement, the illegal immigrants are present on the soil lawfully so they deserve every possible facility which otherwise any other citizen would have enjoyed.
in a latest development, these young immigrants would not be able to enjoy the facility of “health insurance coverage”. The health insurance subsidies would be made available only to the citizens and people belonging to low income groups who are lawfully present in the country.
This decision has left the immigrants with little satisfaction and security at the same time.
Rules issued by the Administration, the immigrants who have been allowed to stay back are not “lawfully present” here.
The young immigrants who have been granted relief from being deported for at least two more years will not be eligible to enjoy “Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program.”
The officials believe that the “deferring deportation” has no link with the medical benefits. The two are regarded to be absolutely independent issues. However, the logic is, “the deportation has been deferred so that the real illegal immigrants causing crime can be caught and dealt with.”
The restrictions on enjoying health benefits will help the Administration save a chunk of money and also put off the fire which the opponents had lit up after the announcement on deferred deportation was made by Obama.
Some who had stood against Obama’s previous announcements are now happy that the illegal immigrants will not enjoy the same benefits as others, however another set of people are not happy with this decision. They feel the goals of “health law” and “immigration initiative” will get defeated by this announcement.
In fact some strongly believe that extending basic health facilities to the young immigrants would have been a measure to integrate them with the society which otherwise make things difficult for them. They feel that the decision has also raised questions about their “productivity to the society”.
There is a great sense of pain in the young immigrants who were elated to hear the news of their deportation being deferred.