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Ask your representatives to fund Apple Health Expansion for Immigrants!

The House and Senate have released their proposed budgets for the 2024 legislative session. Fill out the form to take action and help us to ensure the House’s appropriation of $28.4M to expand healthcare coverage for undocumented immigrants is included in the final supplemental budget.

Advocates have collected messages from over 13,675 constituents across the state in support of expanding health care to all eligible individuals regardless of immigration status. As one community health center staff member from Auburn, WA wrote, “As an immigrant, and now working in a community clinic, I see first-hand the necessity of the migrant community. The access to medical/dental services its minimal. Same as the resources. Please help us…”

Health centers are prioritizing funding this program because as safety net health care providers, they have unique insight into the ways that lack of coverage contributes to significant health inequities, for example when patients who have cancer cannot access life-saving treatments. Health insurance coverage is proven to increase access to care and treatments, improve individual and community health outcomes, and reduce financial strain for individuals, families, and communities.

Thank you for prioritizing community health!

 

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