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How Obamacare became a lifeline to refugees and immigrants

Article CAIRCO note: 
From article: The high enrollment among this groups in many ways represents the exact goals Democratic legislators had in mind when they passed the health care law ...
Article author: 
Sarah Kliff
Article publisher: 
Vox.com/MSN
Article date: 
July 30, 2017
Article category: 
National News
Medium
Article Body: 

When she lived in Baghdad, Bushra Rahameed would often step outside the door, just to run errands, and see corpses. “With our own eyes,” she said over and over recently, breaking into English for emphasis, then returning to Arabic. “Like a movie.” ...

When Rahameed came to the United States in 2012 as a refugee and settled into a one-story brick house in the Detroit suburbs, she suddenly felt an overwhelming sense of security. But there was one thing missing.

Rahameed and her family — a husband and three children — did not have health insurance. Refugees get eight months of health coverage when they arrive in the United States but are then left on their own ...

Refugees are a population that have quietly benefited from the Affordable Care Act...

Detroit has unusually robust Obamacare enrollment for an urban area. One explanation for it is that the city has an especially high Arab-American refugee and immigrant population, whose members have signed up for the coverage expansion in droves....

The high enrollment among this groups in many ways represents the exact goals Democratic legislators had in mind when they passed the health care law ...


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