More information for immigrant families
Many immigrant families are of “mixed status,” with members having different immigration and citizenship statuses. For example:
Some families may have taxpaying members who can’t buy health insurance through the Marketplace, alongside other family members who are eligible to use the Marketplace as citizens or lawfully present immigrants.
In another “mixed status” family, some members may not be eligible for full Medicaid coverage, while other members are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP.
“Mixed status” families can apply for premium tax credits or lower out-of-pocket costs for private insurance for their dependent family members who are eligible for coverage in the Marketplace. They can also apply for Medicaid and CHIP coverage for their dependent family members.
Disclosure of immigration status
Federal and state Marketplaces and state Medicaid and CHIP agencies can’t require applicants to provide information about the citizenship or immigration status of any family or household members who aren’t applying for coverage.
States also can’t deny benefits to an applicant because a family or household member who isn't applying hasn’t disclosed his or her citizenship or immigration status.