Does Medicaid for a new GC hold discouraged if such person plans to apply for citizenship in 5 years ? The person is an elderly who just arrived to the USA but has no current insurance. Insurance tru marketplace shows numbers in excess of 950$ per month which are unaffordable.
"Medicaid" is always "discouraged" for the non-citizen, whether elderly or young. based on the "Public Charge" ground of removal/inadmissibility, especially so when years later applying for citizenship.
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Depends on how you got your green card. Medicaid is means tested benefit.
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It all depends on the way the green card was obtained. If it was family based, then there is a chance of becoming a public charge and these benefits, if sought, may be then requested to be repaid from the sponsor.
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