Obama Administration Restricts Health Care Eligibility of Undocumented Youth

Students protest in support of the DREAM Act in Austin, Texas. Photo by Todd Dwyer.

The New York Times reported earlier today that young immigrants will not be eligible for federal healthcare benefits. In June, President Obama announced that young people who were brought illegally to the United States as children would be allowed to stay. According to the article:

Nick Papas, a White House spokesman, said the deferred-deportation policy “was never intended” to confer eligibility for federal health benefits.

The move has deeply angered advocates for the immigrant community. Many undocumented young people are now very worried about paying for health insurance.

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  1. two beers

    Obama is to the right of GW Bush on most issues, yet he gets to define the leftward boundary of polite political discussion. Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to progressive politics in the US.

  2. madmike

    There’s always Canada.

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