"We thank you for your efforts and urge you to ensure that immigrant communities gain meaningful access to the affordable, quality health care they need." (PDF, 3/16/10)
It’s not about the policy, but the politics. We need more people paying into the Exchange, to make reform work for everyone. Screening out immigrants will harm citizens. Health care reform cannot fix the immigration system. America’s families include immigrants; excluding them will harm everyone. (9/14/09)
Advocates need to mobilize to forcefully counter anti-immigrant and anti-health care reform forces who are spreading untruths about immigrants and affordable health care. (8/10/09)
Although Massachusetts serves as a promising model for how federal health care reform can address the needs of immigrants, improvements to the model are also needed. (5/27/09)
Immigrants use less health care, on average; they are far less likely to be offered employer-sponsored health coverage; despite their high workforce participation rate, they are more likely to be uninsured; they are less likely to use emergency rooms. (5/27/09)
Principles of Immigrant Integration in Health Care Reform (compiled by the Coalition for Immigrant Equity in Health Care: APIAHF, CIPC, KRC, MALDEF, NAKASEC, NILC, NCLR, NYIC, & SEARAC).
"[These] principles should be hallmarks of any policies, campaigns, or messages promoting health care reform in the U.S. and reflect American values of fairness, opportunity, and community." (11/26/08)