CLE Program

Health Care Coverage for Massachusetts Immigrants


Available Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Runtime: 1:00:00

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MBA Paralegals : $0.00
MBA Law Student : $0.00
MBA Member : $0.00
MBA New Admittee : $0.00
Non-member : $50.00

The MBA only offers Certificates of Attendance to individuals who attend education programs in person. Certificates are not available for participation in recorded MBA On Demand and real-time webcasts.

Registration for this event begins on 5/1/2019

Please note that all programs are subject to cancellation. All program updates will be posted on

If you have questions concerning a program you are registered for or your registration status, please contact MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530.

MassHealth Eligibility and the "Public Charge" Threat

Many immigrant clients land in limited health insurance coverage despite being eligible for more robust benefits. Often, this occurs because immigrants' attorneys, advocates and health care providers incorrectly believe that their clients do not meet eligibility criteria.

This program will help you determine whether your clients may be eligible for better coverage. Additionally, our expert presenter, Andrew P. Cohen, will discuss how changes to federal “public charge” rules are disrupting many immigrants’ access to care. These changes aim to limit access to public benefits, including MassHealth, for many individuals and families who seek lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or visas that allow them to remain in the United States.

As director of Health Law Advocates' Immigrant Initiative, Cohen delivers direct legal services to immigrant clients and facilitates a 100-plus-member Immigrant Healthcare Access Coalition that identifies barriers to care and advocates for policy solutions.

Sponsoring Sections:

Health Law Section

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