Center for American Progress

STATEMENT: New Final Rule Would Make DACA Recipients Eligible for ACA Marketplace Health Coverage
Press Statement

STATEMENT: New Final Rule Would Make DACA Recipients Eligible for ACA Marketplace Health Coverage

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Biden administration announced a new federal rule granting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients eligibility for Affordable Care Act marketplace coverage and financial assistance for the first time, a change expected to lead to 100,000 DACA recipients enrolling in federal marketplace coverage. In response, Rosa Barrientos-Ferrer, senior policy analyst for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

The Biden administration’s rule expanding health coverage to DACA recipients will be life-changing for so many Dreamers who cannot access basic medical care. More than one-third of DACA recipients currently do not have health insurance. This rule is yet another example of the administration’s commitment to lowering the cost of living and expanding health coverage. It admirably advances the principle that health care is a right and not a privilege.

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