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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Restricted Access to Health Care

Health Care & DACA Deferred Action

This document from the National Immigration Law Center describes two official policy announcements released by the Obama Administration on August 28, 2012, that specifically affect eligibility for federal health care programs for individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The announcement changes federal rules for DACA-eligible individuals by excluding them from affordable health insurance options that are available to other individuals with deferred action. This information is an update of NILC fact sheet from August 2012.