JAC: Biden’s Move to Expand ACA for DACA Recipients Would Make the Country Healthier


LOS ANGELES—The Biden administration has announced intent to remove the rule excluding DACA recipients from access to health care through the Affordable Care Act. This move comes nearly 11 years after the Obama administration determined that DACA recipients were not eligible for care under the ACA, despite allowing others with deferred action to seek coverage under the program. Below is a statement from Adela de la Torre, deputy director of Justice Action Center:

“For too many DACA recipients and for too long, affordable health care has been out of reach. President Biden’s move will allow hundreds of thousands to get cancer screenings, physicals, and other treatment needed to stay healthy. We’re grateful he took this step toward building healthier communities for all.”


Tasha Moro
Justice Action Center

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