Going to the doctor for an annual check-up or when you’re sick is a human need. Unfortunately, for far too many people, especially our undocumented communities, affordable health insurance is often inaccessible.
Last month, the Biden administration announced a new rule to expand Medicaid and Affordable Care Act eligibility to DACA recipients. For the first time in 11 years, DACA recipients could finally have access to a public health care option. If implemented, this proposed rule will help people with DACA who have previously faced gaps in coverage, high medical bills, and fear of seeking public services obtain a new lifeline of support.
This proposed rule is critical because many DACA recipients experience harmful mental and physical health effects from the constant threats to their temporary protections. Our fight for a pathway to citizenship can’t be successful without our people’s mental and physical wellness!
We have the collective power to ensure this rule is implemented without delay. The proposed rule is undergoing a public comment period, in which our voice can demonstrate to the Biden administration why health care is a human right – regardless of immigration status.
This Comment Period ends on June 23rd. United We Dream and partners are asking immigrants and allies to add their name in support of implementation of this new rule. The total number of supporters will be submitted in our official public comment.
ADD YOUR NAME to join us in demanding President Biden and the Department of Health and Human Services to approve this rule!
Dear Morgan Gruenewald and Director Sarah Lichtman Spector;
This comment has received thousands of signatures from United We Dream members and the general public expressing support for this proposed rule, which will ensure DACA recipients will finally be eligible for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
Going to the doctor for an annual check-up or when you’re sick is a human need. Unfortunately, for far too many people, especially undocumented people, affordable health insurance is often inaccessible or all right denied. This proposed rule will ensure people with DACA who have previously faced gaps in coverage can obtain a new lifeline of support.
The proposed rule is critical. We believe that everyone should have access to the full range of healthcare options, regardless of documentation status, and we celebrate policies that set up our communities to live with health, dignity, and justice.