Access to Healthcare

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American Health Care Act 

On May5, 2017, the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that repeals and replaces the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA would roll back the gains farmworkers and their families have made under the ACA. In addition to repealing the employer and individual mandates, the AHCA will eliminate protections for individuals’ pre-existing conditions, reduce access to comprehensive health insurance and the ACA’s essential health benefits, and end Medicaid expansion. It will also make health insurance less affordable for low-income individuals and families by restructuring the ACA’s tax credits. Not only will tax credits be based on age instead of income, but eligibility for tax credits will be restricted to a narrow category of immigrants. Farmworkers in the U.S. on H-2A temporary work visas, who are currently able to enroll in health insurance at affordable rates under the ACA, will no longer qualify for tax credits.

Read our fact sheet about how the AHCA will impact farmworkers here

 

Affordable Care Act 

The Affordable Care Act provides farmworkers and their families with new options for healthcare access. Eligible farmworkers and their families are able to purchase comprehensive health insurance in the health insurance marketplaces and may qualify for tax credits and other subsidies to reduce their premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

The following resources provide more information on the Affordable Care Act and what it means for farmworkers and their families:

The Affordable Care Act and You: Enrollment 

La Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible y Usted: Enrollment

(Haitian Creole) The Affordable Care Act and You: Enrollment

 

A Guide for U.S. Citizens and “Qualified Immigrant” Farmworkers and their Families

Una guía para trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias que son ciudadanos estadounidenses o “inmigrantes calificados”

(Haitian Creole) A Guide for U.S. Citizens and “Qualified Immigrant” Farmworkers and their Families

 

A Guide for Lawfully Present Farmworkers and their Families

► Una guía para los trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias que están presentes legalmente en los Estados Unidos

(Haitian Creole) A Guide for Lawfully Present Farmworkers and their Families

 

A Guide to the Health Insurance Requirement

Una guía sobre el seguro médico obligatorio

(Haitian Creole) A Guide to the Health Insurance Requirement

 

The Affordable Care Act and You: A Guide for H-2A Workers

La Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible y Usted: Una Guía para los Trabajadores H-2A

(Haitian Creole) The Affordable Care Act and You: A Guide for H-2A Workers

 

ACA Guide: A Guide on Employer-Provided Health Insurance

Una guía sobre el seguro médico que provee el empleador

A Guide on Employer-Provided Health Insurance (Haitian Creole)

 

 

The Affordable Care Act and H-2A Agricultural Workers - Frequently Asked Questions Issue Brief

 

► ACA Curriculum for Outreach Workers and Promotores de Salud

 

► The Affordable Care Act and Taxes: Frequently Asked Questions on How the ACA Affects Taxes for Farmworkers