Hello, my name is Z. I have a specific question regarding my mother’s health situation. Her name is O, and she is 47 years old single female. She just came to the U.S on September of 2014 with her green card (permanent resident ID card).
It is her first time coming to the states and she hasn’t been able to find a job due to her lack of english. She has health issues with her kidney and she had cancer back in 2004. She doesn’t speak english very well, so I had to speak for her.
I’m still in college, and my Visa status is F-1. Because of my Visa status constraints, I’m not allowed to work while being a full-time student. I’ll be graduating from college in 2015 with my Civil Engineering degree.
At the moment, we are just trying to survive until I graduate from college, but I’m very concerned for her health and it bothers me a lot. She has been having all sorts of serious health problems lately.
I was wondering what to do and who to talk to. Since she is unemployed, what should we do? Who should we talk to? Is Obamacare best for us or some other private/federal insurance coverage is more suitable?
You can apply for the Health Insurance Marketplace using your Green card. If she makes over 100% of the Federal Poverty Level she can get cost assisted coverage. If she has been legal for more than 5 years she may be eligible for Medicaid depending on income. She should call HealthCare.Gov to ask about her options.