Health Care Policy Unfairly Excludes Immigrant Women
December 18, 2012
PRCH board chair Douglas Laube, MD, MEd, submitted public comments in opposition to the federal rule excluding immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy from the expanded health insurance coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Dr. Laube wrote: "All women, including immigrant women, need access to reproductive and sexual health care services. DACA individuals deserve access to the important preventive and pregnancy-related programs of the ACA. ... PRCH physicians believe that DACA individuals should be considered 'lawfully present' for purposes of health coverage eligibility." Read his full comment.
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