Many U.S. residents and citizens often sponsor their loved ones overseas for them to live in the USA permanently. Often their health and medical care isn’t a factor taken into consideration until an emergency or accident arises. Migrating to another country is a life-changing event in itself. The change will have an effect on the immigrant’s body due to climate change and time change, which can weaken the immune system causing the individual to fall ill and require medical attention. Without medical insurance, their new life in the U.S. will start out with them in financial debt due to medical bills, or the sponsoring family member might end up being financially responsible- both instances are headaches and can easily be avoided.

Both immigrants or sponsoring family are welcome to apply for health insurance for immigrants, but the people sponsoring them need to pay close attention to the criteria of health insurance for these individuals, as not everyone will be eligible for state benefits.