Is It Safe to Apply for Health Insurance or Seek Health Care?

Know Your Rights Fact Sheet for Non Citizens Interested in Applying for Health Care Assistance

Since the 2016 presidential election, questions have arisen about whether it is safe for families to apply for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces, Medicaid, and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) if they include members who are not authorized to be in the U.S. Some individuals and families have even decided not to seek health care because they fear that their immigration status might be discovered or shared with immigration enforcement agents. This factsheet provides information that all families should have when they apply for and enroll in health insurance programs or seek health care services. Available in both English and Spanish.