I have 6 children from Cambodia under a student visas. Can I apply the Obamacare for these children. One of them is very sick and already had to have an emergency surgery and may require more. The ages are from 10-14 years old. I do not need coverage but the children do. Please let me know. Thank you
You can get a Marketplace plan with a student visa, but not Medicaid and CHIP in many states due to a "5 year ban".
Since 2009, children and pregnant women can be eligible for Medicaid/ CHIP, including during the five-year ban, if they reside in a state that has chosen to extend coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA).
In an emergency situation you should still use a local hospital and consult with the staff as to your options. Many hospitals will be able to help you with enrollment.