Reduce Fear with Facts
Under the Affordable Care Act, more people are getting free and low-cost health insurance than ever before. U.S. citizens and lawfully present immigrants are eligible for coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder.
Complex new federal standards for determining when someone is likely to become a public charge do not affect most immigrants. Many public programs are not considered in the federal public charge test. Use of public programs do not automatically make anyone a public charge.
If you have questions about the new federal public charge rules, your status or a family member’s status, and/or use of benefits, resources are available to provide free and confidential help.