I am a green card holder and will be applying for U.S. citizenship next year. If I get health insurance through Obamacare, will that prevent my citizenship application from being approved because of the new public charge rule?


Several federal courts have blocked the new public charge rule from going into effect. Even if the rule eventually does go into effect, however, it normally would not have any impact on an application to become a U.S. citizen. There is no public charge analysis to becoming a U.S. citizen.

As a side note, the public charge rule issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security does not penalize applicants for getting health insurance under Obamacare.  (04.Dec.2019)

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