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I have been using Medicaid as I am full time student in college. Will this prove as negative as I am going to sponsor my parent soon?Should I drop Medicaid and take private insurance now or when I graduate and get my insurance through employer? Need honest and serious opinions please

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Do you have a joint sponsor lined up? Also have you thought how you would pay for your parents health insurance as this would be a large expense.


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Has come up before.


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I believe this only applies for medicaid if used after age 21. If you're young enough, you may be waived the medicaid "negative" weighted portion.


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20 minutes ago, Pmta1 said:

I believe this only applies for medicaid if used after age 21. If you're young enough, you may be waived the medicaid "negative" weighted portion.

How would a parent be sponsored?


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51 minutes ago, Pmta1 said:

I believe this only applies for medicaid if used after age 21. If you're young enough, you may be waived the medicaid "negative" weighted portion.

 

30 minutes ago, Boiler said:

How would a parent be sponsored?

Exactly, if OP is sponsoring parent s/he must be over 21.

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Well I am well over 21. I am just asking that Medicaid use by me can affect my parent's case or not? According to Public charge rule by DHS, only beneficiary use of public benefits will be considered. Will same rule apply to Department of state as well? @Luckycuds How I am going to take care of my parents health insurance after immigration is my headache,not yours.

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It may not be @Luckycuds headache, but it will certainly be of interest to the US Government.


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27 minutes ago, sol_sol said:

Well I am well over 21. I am just asking that Medicaid use by me can affect my parent's case or not? According to Public charge rule by DHS, only beneficiary use of public benefits will be considered. Will same rule apply to Department of state as well? @Luckycuds How I am going to take care of my parents health insurance after immigration is my headache,not yours.

Well, you came on to the forum to ask a question that is about a potential problem you may face with regards to the public charge provision. @Luckycudsmerely pointed out another one that is related, and that perhaps you missed - this is a helpful point, despite your taking umbrage at it, as we have already seen posts on here (even before the latest public charge provisions were enacted) where posters have had parents’ visas refused until they can show how they will pay for parents health insurance. 
 

 

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54 minutes ago, sol_sol said:

How I am going to take care of my parents health insurance after immigration is my headache,not yours.

Your use of medicaid and no apparent plan to pay for their large health insurance expenses will certainly be negative factors in the overall evaluation of your ability to sponsor immigrants.

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6 hours ago, sol_sol said:

Well I am well over 21. I am just asking that Medicaid use by me can affect my parent's case or not? According to Public charge rule by DHS, only beneficiary use of public benefits will be considered. Will same rule apply to Department of state as well? @Luckycuds How I am going to take care of my parents health insurance after immigration is my headache,not yours.

Nothing anyone posts on VJ is my headache; I’m merely here to help others, how I can, who are navigating the immigration process as I know there are so many questions, misconceptions and uncertainties. This site was helpful and comforting when I was gong through the process. No need for anyone to be snarky. 
 

Maybe I should have been more clear in my response; the totality of the circumstances will be looked at when petitioning for your parents and the ability to provide them health insurance is now looked upon. I will assume being an older student on Medicaid means you probably won’t meet the Financial requirement to petition your parents. Again, not my headache but yours to figure out how you will meet the requirement. Your sole use of being on Medicaid is not the “be all/end all” of bringing your parents here, however, your ability to show you can sponsor them is.
 

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FAM public charge totality of circumstances criteria, for reference: https://fam.state.gov/FAM/09FAM/09FAM030208.html#M302_8_2_B_2

Under the current policy, past usage of the sponsor is not specifically a negative factor.

That said, logically if you're on an income-based benefit, how can you cover the (very large) costs of your parents? It's claiming on one hand that you need government support, and on the other that you can support others (who very likely will have higher healthcare costs).

 

It may be best to look for a joint sponsor if you want to pursue this path.

 

Obviously, if you land a position earning more later, the above may no longer apply.


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@luckycuds. I am sorry if I was some harsh. @geowrian After graduation, my starting salary will be in 6 figures hopefully. I am specifically talking about current situation. Should I drop Medicaid now or after I get the job? Will it make sense if I do it now?

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