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Earlier this month, President Trump issued Proclamation 9945, titled “Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System, in Order To Protect the Availability of Healthcare Benefits for Americans.” Effective November 3, 2019 at 12:01AM eastern daylight time, the proclamation aims to suspend the entry of immigrants “who will financially burden the United States healthcare system.”

Citing the proposition that allowing entry of certain immigrants who lack health insurance or the demonstrated ability to pay for their healthcare would be detrimental to U.S. interests, the new policy asserts that an individual seeking to immigrate to the United States will be deemed someone who “will financially burden the United States healthcare system”  unless the individual will be covered by approved health insurance within 30 days of entering the country or unless the person possesses the financial resources to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. 

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