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Hello everyone! 

If a USC who is married to GC holder wants to enroll in Obamacare does that effect their GC holder spouse? I have seen on the news that Trump is proposing to deny GC or citizenship to immigrants if they or any in their household have used any public benefit programs. Also, Is it possible for the USC and their GC holder spouse to both enroll in Obamacare? I am worried that if we enroll it might effect my spouse, who is a two-year conditional green card holder. My husband got his two year conditional GC last March. He had a 6 month temp job and I am still under my parents healthcare, which last until next June. We just moved to a new city and open enrollment starts tomorrow. We are trying to decide if we should go ahead and enroll in Obamacare now or wait until we get health insurance through employment. 

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Both the USC and the foreign spouse are eligible to utilize Obamacare (ensure that the foreign spouse has all the relevant qualifying documents when applying).

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On 11/15/2018 at 5:47 PM, RandB said:

No such law has passed yet. If this law does pass in the future, it almost definitely would not be retroactive, i.e. they can't punish you for doing something that was legal at the time.

what you said is totally right, but the current administration makes unpredictable decisions. I don't understand why would they pass a law like this especially if you are paying for it, it is not totally free. 


I still don't know if I ( USC ) enroll if it will harm my spouses status. we really want to enroll together. If anyone found anything new please share it with us.    

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The proposal rules do not include Obamacare. Do not worry guys.


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On 12/2/2018 at 12:41 PM, hopelifebetter201 said:

The proposal rules do not include Obamacare. Do not worry guys.

Thank you for the information. I don't remember seeing in the news that it is not included anymore. Do you have a link?

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