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Biden rescinds Trump-era health insurance requirement for new immigrants

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By Ted Hesson and Kristina Cooke WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday revoked a 2019 proclamation by former President Donald Trump that sought to bar the entry of immigrants who could not prove they had health insurance or could cover healthcare costs. In an announcement by the White House, the Democratic president said the suspension imposed by his Republican predecessor “does not advance the interests of the United States.” Trump issued a proclamation in October 2019 requiring all prospective immigrants to show proof of U.S. health insurance within 30 days of their arriva…

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