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Can Changing the Public Charge Rule Improve the Health and Lives of Children?

Arturo Vargas Bustamante and Sonja Diaz of UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative argue that COVID-19 has made it even more important to increase immigrants’ trust and participation in public health benefit programs, including marketplace enrollment. Otherwise, immigrant families, they say, will not seek needed care, including COVID-19 vaccination and treatment.