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Healthcare industry groups warn final ‘public charge' rule could impact immigrant health, drive up costs

Aug 12, 2019 - FierceHealthcare

The Trump administration Monday finalized its “public charge” rule on immigration,and experts within the healthcare industry are warning about the potential negative impacts the regulation could have.

Under the finalrule(PDF), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) could more easily reject green card or visa applications from people the agency deems likely to use public assistance programs such as Medicaid in the future.

When the plan was proposed, healthcare expertswarned tha...