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The Biden administration anticipates that 100,000 additional migrants will sign up for the Affordable Care Act next year

An insurance agent talks with clients (Via Steve Jackson/Shutterstock)

Roughly 100,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. as children are expected to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act next year, following a directive issued by the Biden administration on Friday.

The announcement, which came later than originally promised, falls short of President Joe Biden’s initial plan to allow these immigrants, known as “Dreamers,” to enroll in Medicaid. Instead, they will qualify for tax breaks when they join the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace, starting November 1, just before the presidential election.

In a statement on Friday, Biden expressed pride in Dreamers’ contributions to the country and pledged support for their success.

Joe Biden speaks to the media people (Via Hayley Morrison/Getty Images)

While this move may bolster Biden’s support among Latinos, a crucial voting group, it is likely to draw criticism from conservatives regarding the administration’s immigration policies.

The policy change allows participants in the DACA program, many of whom are Latino, to enroll in the marketplace. According to Xavier Becerra, the top health official, many DACA recipients have postponed seeking medical care due to lack of coverage, resulting in higher costs when they do seek treatment.

By expanding eligibility to enroll in coverage, the administration aims to improve the health and well-being of Dreamers and strengthen the nation’s economy.

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