Illegal alien teenagers eligible for taxpayer-paid Obamacare, Medicaid and CHIP, and foster homes

It has been reported that a sizeable number of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) are in fact teen-aged males, including potential gang-bangers.

Research into government documents shows that these illegal aliens are eligible for:

  1. ObamaCare
  2. Foster homes for Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs)
  3. PublicWelfare for Refugees

Excerpts from government documents reveal coverage as follows::

1. ObamaCare

From Immigrant families and the Marketplace,, A federal government website managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:

Immigrant families have important Marketplace eligibility details to consider. This page will help you understand your coverage options.

Lawfully present immigrants and private insurance

In order to buy private health insurance through the Marketplace, you must be a U.S. citizen or be lawfully present in the United States. The term “lawfully present” includes immigrants who have: 

“Qualified non-citizen” immigration status without a waiting period (see the definition below)

  • Humanitarian statuses or circumstances (including Temporary Protected Status, Special Juvenile Status, asylum applicants, Convention Against Torture, victims of trafficking)
  • Valid non-immigrant visas
  • Legal status conferred by other laws (temporary resident status, LIFE Act, Family Unity individuals)

Immigrant access to Medicaid and CHIP

Immigrants who are “qualified non-citizens” are generally eligible for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, if they are otherwise eligible for Medicaid and CHIP in the state (in other words, if they meet their state’s income eligibility rules).

The term “qualified non-citizen” includes:

  • Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR/Green Card Holder)
  • Asylees
  • Refugees
  • Cuban/Haitian entrants
  • Paroled into the U.S. for at least one year
  • Conditional entrant granted before 1980
  • Battered non-citizens, spouses, children, or parents
  • Victims of trafficking and his or her spouse, child, sibling, or parent or individuals with a pending application for a victim of trafficking visa
  • Granted withholding of deportation
  • Member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or American Indian born in Canada

2. Foster homes for Unaccompanied Alien Children

Residential Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

Summary- Funding Oppportunity Title: Residential Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children
Funding Opportunity Number:HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-ZU-0833
Program Office:Office of Refugee Resettlement
Application Due Date:08/05/2014


The Office of Refugee Resettlement/Division of Children's Services (ORR/DCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the competing applications will be accepted for cooperative agreements to administer the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program.

ORR/DCS provides temporary shelter care and other related services to UACs in ORR custody. Shelter care services begin once ORR accepts a UAC for placement and ends when the minor is released from ORR custody, turns 18 years of age, or the minor’s immigration case results in a final disposition of removal from the United States. Shelter care and other related services are provided by State-licensed residential shelter care programs in the least restrictive setting appropriate for the UAC’s age and special needs. The majority of UAC are expected to remain in ORR custody between 30-35 days, but some will have a longer or shorter length of stay.

ORR is announcing this funding opportunity to seek residential care providers. Care providers must be licensed by an appropriate State agency to provide residential, group, or foster care services for dependent children, including a program operating group homes, foster homes, or facilities for special needs minors.


From Off. of Refugee Resettlement, ACF, HHS

Refugee Resettlement Program
400.112 Child welfare services for refugee children.

(a) In providing child welfare services to refugee children in the State, a State must provide the same child welfare services and benefits to the same extent as are provided to other children of the same age in the State under a State’s title IV-B plan.

(b) A State must provide child welfare services to refugee children according to the State’s child welfare standards, practices, and procedures.

(c) Foster care maintenance payments must be provided under a State’s program under title IV-E of the Social Security Act if a child is eligible under that program.

3. Public Welfare for Refugees

From Refugee Resettlement Program - Title 45--Public Welfare, Office of Refugee Resettlement:


Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA), Public/Private Partnership, Social Services, Targeted AssistanceTopics:

Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA), Resettlement, Citizenship,Employability Services, Jobs, Social Adjustment Services, Employment, Self-SufficiencyTypes:Legal Document, Regulation