What Does “Legally Present” Mean?

As far as Medicaid/Medicare/Obamacare eligibility?

I found out these little tidbits when pursuing AHIP Certification (needed to provide Medicare/Medicaid insurance to my customers).

From the Government website:

Lawfully present immigrants are eligible for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The term “lawfully present” includes immigrants who have:

  • “Qualified non-citizen” immigration status without a waiting period (see details below)
  • Humanitarian statuses or circumstances (including Temporary Protected Status, Special Juvenile Status, asylum applicants, Convention Against Torture, victims of trafficking)
  • Valid non-immigrant visas – hmmm, wonder if this covers the many visitors – many of whom never return to their home countries.
  • Legal status conferred by other laws (temporary resident status, LIFE Act, Family Unity individuals) See a full list of immigration statuses eligible for Marketplace coverage.

That full list:

Immigrants with the following statuses qualify to use the Marketplace:

  • Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR/Green Card holder)
  • Asylee
  • Refugee
  • Cuban/Haitian Entrant
  • Paroled into the U.S. I have NO idea what this is.
  • Conditional Entrant Granted before 1980
  • Battered Spouse, Child and Parent – can’t get health care? Claim you husband hits you.
  • Victim of Trafficking and his/her Spouse, Child, Sibling or Parent
  • Granted Withholding of Deportation or Withholding of Removal, under the immigration laws or under the Convention against Torture (CAT)
  • Individual with Non-immigrant Status, includes worker visas (such as H1, H-2A, H-2B), student visas, U-visa, T-visa, and other visas, and citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
  • Deferred Action Status (Exception: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is not an eligible immigration status for applying for health insurance)
  • Lawful Temporary Resident
  • Administrative order staying removal issued by the Department of Homeland Security
  • Member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe or American Indian Born in Canada – so, why can’t they use the WONDERFUL Single-Payer system of Canada?
  • Resident of American Samoa

Applicants for any of these statuses qualify to use the Marketplace:

  • Temporary Protected Status with Employment Authorization
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – sounds like many of the latest invaders would qualify
  • Victim of Trafficking Visa
  • Adjustment to LPR Status
  • Asylum (see note below)
  • Withholding of Deportation, or Withholding of Removal, under the immigration laws or under the Convention against Torture (CAT) (see note below)

Applicants for asylum are eligible for Marketplace coverage only if they’ve been granted employment authorization or are under the age of 14 and have had an application pending for at least 180 days.

People with the following statuses and who have employment authorization qualify for the Marketplace:

  • Registry Applicants
  • Order of Supervision
  • Applicant for Cancellation of Removal or Suspension of Deportation
  • Applicant for Legalization under Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
  • Legalization under the LIFE Act

Did you see that part about DACA recipients NOT being eligible for Obamacare?

Well, that’s technically correct. What that page DOESN’T tell you is that some of the states allow DACA recipients to get Medicaid – which is a program funded by the Federal Government to assist states in paying for poor citizens.

Which, the DACA peeps are not. Citizens, that is.

The DACA “kids” can received prenatal care under the CHIP option – some of the states allow that. Additionally:

Other access to care available to undocumented immigrants and to DACA grantees include limited emergency services paid for by Medicaid, including labor and delivery for childbirth.  Safety net programs that are available to all regardless of immigration status include immunizations, treatment at Community Health Centers and other Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Migrant Health Centers, financial assistance or charity care at hospitals, insurance at full cost offered outside the Marketplaces, and employer-sponsored health insurance, if offered. Over 50 percent of DACA grantees became employed at a job that provided health insurance or other benefits; despite DACA termination, their health insurance should remain in effect as long as the employment lasts, after which they can continue insurance through COBRA.  Finally, a number of local jurisdictions provide health services for their residents regardless of immigration status, including some places where many DACA grantees live, e.g.: Los Angeles County, CA; Cook County, IL (includes Chicago); New York City, NY; and Washington, DC.

Here’s the link to where you can access the map below, and stats about the states.

So, the next time you are self-righteously informed that DACA “kids” are ineligible or ACA (Obamacare), you’ll know the FACTS – that, thanks to OTHER programs, this is more of a pebble in the road. Of course, the Left will worm around the system to find some way to qualify their precious Undocumented Voters for the full scope of freebies that the taxpayers will be forced to provide.

I’m Solidly Pro Western Civilization

I found this quote on Assistant Village Idiot. Really, MOST of what I post about, I got the seed of that content from other people – much more thoughtful and insightful than I.

As with the bumper sticker “Don’t criticise farmers with your mouth full,” we might say “Don’t criticise Christianity with your rights on.” In Western Civilisation, women have rights. We have some individual protection from despots. We can choose where we live, what we shall work at, how we shall spend our money.  That we even have prosperity is tied in.  Whether one credits technology more or institutions more, both grew up in the West.

Many today focus on the wrongs committed by the colonizers, although much of those wrongs were in response to acts committed by the colonized – and equally atrocious, by modern-day standards.

Too many people focus on the past as a way of holding onto a grudge:

So many kids think of themselves as descended from former royalty. And, SOME of them might have been.

But, like all people over the Earth, MOST of them were slaves, serfs, peasants. That’s not a bad thing – those people who are ruled, rather than rulers, still have value, and not only in God’s eyes. They possess the human dignity and potential of every person on the planet.

To be royal is not to be Better than the rest of us – you only have to look at the British Royal Family to see that. They are not more intelligent, morally upright, possessed of common sense, or other estimable characteristics.

It says that they have Royal Privilege – that, due to an accident of birth, they are uniquely granted rights and power over the rest of their subjects.

Is that what those Black people claiming royal heritage are suggesting?

America has had experience with kingly rule. We didn’t like it. We’re unlikely to want to grant one group of people license to rule over the rest of us.

WHY Is the Mueller Investigation Coming to an End NOW?

Because the investigation is beginning to unearth the sleazy and underhanded politics that lie at its heart.

This is not directly related to the Mueller investigation, but it’s such a precious and pertinent piece of “God, I wish I’d said that!” that I have to add this link. 


Don’t Pay Attention to the News That You Hear…

…Pay attention to the news that they will NOT cover:

  • The crime rates in cities that are most affected by the alien invasion
  • The crises that the children of these invaders have put on local schools
  • The hospitals that are making CITIZENS wait for ER care, while taking care of people who have NO right to be in this country

And, now, the Yellow Jackets in France. Go ahead, check out the news.

From CBS News, the most recent mention was in December, 2018.

From ABC News – they actually have a story – one – about an injured old person.

MSNBC – Zip. Nada. Nothing. My search term, in all cases, was Yellow Jacket, in the International News.

And, CNN – which you might THINK would be interested, as they think of themselves as the World News Station.

It’s a fuzzy quality, but that date is January 27, 2019. Not exactly timely.

Why, it’s ALMOST as though they don’t want us to know about the protests!

Here’s the estimable Sarah Hoyt on the same subject.


Understanding Women

The First Thing to Understand:

You don’t, and cannot, understand women. Their mental operations is complex, multilayered, and – to men, and to many other women – quite baffling.

Kipling said it well, in The Female of the Species is Deadlier Than the Male.

The part of that poem that explains Today’s Woman (not that dissimilar from Yesterday’s Woman):

   She is wedded to convictions—in default of grosser ties;
Her contentions are her children, Heaven help him who denies!—
He will meet no suave discussion, but the instant, white-hot, wild,
Wakened female of the species warring as for spouse and child.

Unprovoked and awful charges—even so the she-bear fights,
Speech that drips, corrodes, and poisons—even so the cobra bites,
Scientific vivisection of one nerve till it is raw
And the victim writhes in anguish

I leave out that non-PC part that follows.

Look at the behavior of Woke Women, who will actively work to DESTROY their opponents – there is NO mercy. Don’t apologize or beg (as VoxDay would say in his insightful SJWs Always Lie).

If you are not prepared to fight to the death, walk away.

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