If you are not a US Citizen but fall into one of the following categories, perhaps you can apply for health insurance coverage through health insurance exchange market setup by various states. However, temporary visitors to the United States are not eligible to apply for the program and they are advised to take advantage for better and cheaper health insurance coverage under visitor health insurance programs such as India Network Health Insurance Program sponsored by India Network Foundation,
Obamacare Eligibility List
You may be asked if you have eligible immigration status. Here’s the list of eligible immigration statuses for health coverage through the Marketplace:
- Lawful permanent resident (LPR/Green Card holder)
- Cuban/Haitian entrant
- Paroled into the U.S.
- Conditional entrant granted before 1980
- Battered spouse, child, or parent
- Victim of trafficking and his or her spouse, child, sibling, or parent
- Granted Withholding of Deportation or Withholding of Removal, under the immigration laws or under the Convention against Torture (CAT)
- Individual with non-immigrant status (including worker visas, student visas, and citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau)
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
- Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
- Deferred Action Status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) isn’t an eligible immigration status for applying for health coverage.)
- Applicant for:
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
- Adjustment to LPR Status with an approved visa petition
- Victim of trafficking visa
- Asylum who has either been granted employment authorization, OR is under 14 and has had an application for asylum pending for at least 180 days.)
- Withholding of Deportation or Withholding of Removal, under the immigration laws or under the Convention against Torture (CAT) who has either been granted employment authorization, OR is under 14 and has had an application for withholding of deportation or withholding removal under the immigration laws or under the CAT pending for at least 180 days.)
- Certain individuals with employment authorization document:
- Registry applicants
- Order of supervision
- Applicant for Cancellation of Removal or Suspension of Deportation
- Applicant for Legalization under IRCA
- Applicant for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
- Legalization under the LIFE Act
- Lawful temporary resident
- Granted an administrative stay of removal by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Member of a federally recognized Indian tribe or American Indian born in Canada
- Resident of American Samoa
If you have one of the statuses above, check the box on the application.
If you check this box and are applying for help paying for health coverage, your information will only be used for determining access to health coverage through the Marketplace.
If you check this box and aren’t applying for help paying for health coverage, your information will only be used for determining access to health coverage in the Marketplace and won’t be used for immigration enforcement purposes. Also, use of health care services through the Marketplace won’t be considered to be a public charge.
If there are people on your application who aren’t applying for health coverage, you don’t need to provide their citizenship or immigration status.
If you’re status isn’t listed above, you may still be able to get help paying for emergency services, including for labor and delivery of a baby. In some states, pregnant women may also be able to get health coverage.
If you’re not sure which status applies to you (or someone on your application), call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 for help with this section. TTY users should call 1-855-889-4325. For more information on the statuses above, visit uscis.gov/glossary.