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Obama urged to include healthcare in immigration end-run
Modern Healthcare

President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order as soon as this week that would freeze deportations for up to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally, but they’re likely to remain ineligible for Medicaid coverage and exchange subsidies.

In 2012, the Obama administration established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. It allows law-abiding immigrants who came to the country as children to avoid deportation. More than 500,000 undocumented immigrants have been approved for the program.