The short answer is yes, undocumented immigrants can get health insurance in the US. However, options vary from state to state, and it depends on a few factors including individual income and residency status.
Some states, such as California and New York, offer health insurance through their state-sponsored Marketplace plans, often referred to as Covered California or NY State of Health. Individuals may be eligible for these health plans depending on their income, even if they are not citizens of the US. Generally, applicants are required to demonstrate proof of residency in the state and will require a taxpayer identification number (TIN) or a Social Security Number in order to apply.
There are also community health care centers that offer low- or no-cost services to individuals regardless of immigration status. These centers are funded by the US federal or state governments and provide preventive and primary care, including wellness visits, immunizations, and some specialist visits. To determine eligibility for services, most centers require proof of residency, proof of income and assets, and a valid immigrant identification card such as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) or a Mexican Consular Card. More information about community centers can be found at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ .
Finally, depending on the state, there may be programs that provide access to health insurance for individuals who lack coverage due to their citizenship or resident status. For instance, the Medi-Cal Emergency Services Program in California provides emergency care to undocumented immigrant children. For more information on state-based programs, contact your local health department or search online.
Overall, it is possible for undocumented immigrants to get health insurance in the US, but access varies depending on state, residency status, and other factors.