US judge blocks Trump's health insurance rule for immigrants

Hilltop Monitor | November 04, 2019

A federal judge in OR on Saturday placed a temporary hold on President Donald Trump's rule that would require immigrants to prove they have health insurance, OR the ability to pay medical bills, before they can attain visas. Through a temporary restraining order, Judge Michael Simon of the U.S. District Court in OR blocked the policy hours before it was set to take effect on Sunday. It was not immediately clear when Simon would rule on the merits of the case. The proclamation came shortly after a wave of legal challenges sought to block Trump's "public charge" rule, which would have made it more hard for immigrants to get green cards if it seemed they would need federal assistance, such as food stamps or Medicaid.

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Erie Insurance adjusters arrive on the scene just hours after Hurricane Florence passed through Charlotte, NC. Some areas of the city were more damaged than others. But no matter the severity, our claims response remains Above All in Service. TRANSCRIPT: The Carolina’s braced for the worst as Hurricane Florence, a category five storm, made its way to shore in September of 2018.

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Erie Insurance adjusters arrive on the scene just hours after Hurricane Florence passed through Charlotte, NC. Some areas of the city were more damaged than others. But no matter the severity, our claims response remains Above All in Service. TRANSCRIPT: The Carolina’s braced for the worst as Hurricane Florence, a category five storm, made its way to shore in September of 2018.

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Guidewire Software Announces Promotion of PartnerConnect Consulting Partner, Exavalu, Inc.

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High Street Insurance Partners Successfully Acquires Insurance Services Group.

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