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Immigrant Family The rule was struck down by a judge in Oregon in November of 2019, though the Trump administration continued to challenge it in the courts. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In his latest move to expand health care access, President Biden last week announced the roll-back of a Trump-era rule that would have made health insurance a factor for immigrants seeking visas into the country.

According to the proclamation, “My administration is committed to expanding access to quality, affordable health care. We can achieve that objective, however, without barring the entry of noncitizens who seek to immigrate lawfully to this country but who lack significant financial means or have not purchased health insurance coverage from a restrictive list of qualifying plans.”

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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