On Friday October 4, 2019 7pm in the evening, Trump declared an immigration healthcare insurance emergency to deflect from his unconstitutional and illegal collaboration with foreign governments to attack his political rivals in violation of federal election law and the Presidential Oath of Office.
As a result, effective November 3, 2019 - all immigrants to the US in general will be required to prove they have or can obtain chitin 30 days of entry to the United States a qualifying health insurance coverage.
This Presidential Proclamation primarily targets spouses and parents of US citizens, as well as siblings of US citizens immigrating to the US. An exception appears to be in place, for now, for asylees, refugees, and minor children. However this half-baked program is incredibly vague and will sow mass confusion within our immigration system, which is likely the whole point Trump is after - to make our country as undesirable as possible the international community.
Forbes is already reporting that Trumps attacks on our legal immigration system have pushed US jobs away from the US as multinational business seek out a more stable business environment. See the link below
With this latest proclamation we will lose out on the well documented economic net benefit that family immigration brings to the US in job and business creation as well. See https://insights.som.yale.edu/insights/does-immigration-create-jobs
In order to comply with the new proclamation "proof" of one of the following will need to be provided at an immigrant visa interview as of November 3, 2019:
Approved health insurance means coverage under any of the following plans or programs:
(i) an employer-sponsored plan, including a retiree plan, association health plan, and coverage provided by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985;
(ii) an unsubsidized health plan offered in the individual market within a State;
(iii) a short-term limited duration health policy effective for a minimum of 364 days — or until the beginning of planned, extended travel outside the United States;
(iv) a catastrophic plan;
(v) a family member’s plan;
(vi) a medical plan under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code, including coverage under the TRICARE program;
(vii) a visitor health insurance plan that provides adequate coverage for medical care for a minimum of 364 days — or until the beginning of planned, extended travel outside the United States;
(viii) a medical plan under the Medicare program; or
(ix) any other health plan that provides adequate coverage for medical care as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services or his designee.