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I am a British citizen and lived here for the last 7 years with my husband (US citizen) and we have a daughter. My parents want to move here to be closer to us and their grand-daughter, but are concerned about health insurance here in the US. They are in their late 60s and have a couple of pre-existing conditions (high blood pressure, borderline diabetes). They are from the UK so are used to having medical care at no cost whenever it is required, and the thought of healthcare here in America(and all the horror stories of people losing their homes because of having a major medical bill) scares them.

Does anyone have any advice on the best thing for health insurance in their situation so that it would be more affordable? Who are the best health insurance companies for their age etc.

Has anyone else brought over their aging parents and what did you do about health insurance?

Any advice would be appreciated - thanks.

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I am a British citizen and lived here for the last 7 years with my husband (US citizen) and we have a daughter. My parents want to move here to be closer to us and their grand-daughter, but are concerned about health insurance here in the US. They are in their late 60s and have a couple of pre-existing conditions (high blood pressure, borderline diabetes). They are from the UK so are used to having medical care at no cost whenever it is required, and the thought of healthcare here in America(and all the horror stories of people losing their homes because of having a major medical bill) scares them.

Does anyone have any advice on the best thing for health insurance in their situation so that it would be more affordable? Who are the best health insurance companies for their age etc.

Has anyone else brought over their aging parents and what did you do about health insurance?

Any advice would be appreciated - thanks.

I assume you already know the fact that in order for you to sponsor your parents to immigrant to the USA, you'll need to be a USC first.

Once they're here, depending in the county they live, some "big" and heavy-populated counties in Texas will have public health care programs. For example, Harris County in Houston, Texas has the "Gold Card" program. The co-pay for each "qualified" patient depends on the income and resource.

Other than this, unless your parents become USC, there's no other affordable or free public health care program.

(Hint: once your parents are here, ask them to rent an apartment within Harris County to qualify for that Gold Card program)

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