I have ben asked to be a financial sponsor to an immigrant seeking A visa,...i am not a family member, relative, nor employer. if i were to become a sponsor, would i be liable for medical bills that might be owed to Doctors or Hospitals
State/Country relating to question: New York
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Hello,my name is Judith. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions.
You would be liable for reimbursing the US government for any medicaid benefits the person may receive if they do not have health insurance. The doctors and hospitals would sign the person up for those benefits as a condition for admission if they have no insurance.
Then you as the joint sponsor would be liable along with the principal sponsor to pay the government back for any benefits that were paid on the person's behalf.
It is a risk.
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