According to the obamacare, non residents are exempt from mandatory health coverage.
Based on the Marketplace regulation https://www.healthcare.gov/immigrants/immigration-status/ : "Applicants for asylum are eligible for Marketplace coverage only if they’ve been granted employment authorization or are under the age of 14 and have had an application pending for at least 180 days."
So an asylum applicant with a work authorization is eligible to get a Marketplace coverage. That's pretty clear. But is that mandatory? Being eligible doesn't make it mandatory, does it? Is an asylee applicant exempt from buying a health coverage?
You are correct. An asylum applicant whose application has been pending for 180 days is eligible to apply for Obamacare, but it is not mandatory that he or she enroll.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
No. They could but do not have to if they do not want to.
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Health care coverage is not mandatory for an asylum applicant.
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Not mandatory but asylum applicant whose application has been pending for 180 days is eligible to apply for it. https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/asylum-5
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