Demand equal health care access for immigrants

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Access to health care should be available to all, regardless of immigration status.

Equitable access to health care coverage is particularly crucial now, as underlying inequities have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Immigrants and communities of color are disproportionately contracting, hospitalized for, and dying from COVID-19.

Demand more equitable health care access from lawmakers and ensure the health of Washington’s communities.

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Message Recipients: Washington House Members

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Support Equal Access to Health Care for Immigrants
Dear Legislator,

I write to urge you to support legislation that will ensure all Washingtonians have equitable access to health care coverage, regardless of immigration status.

Currently many immigrants have no way to obtain affordable health coverage, as their immigration status makes them ineligible for federal Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans. An estimated 46% of undocumented individuals are uninsured in Washington, compared to just 7% of the overall population lacking insurance. This means that thousands of immigrants go without critical health care services, putting their health and the health of the at-large community at risk.

Equitable access to health care coverage is particularly crucial now, as underlying inequities have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Immigrants and communities of color are disproportionately contracting, hospitalized for, and dying from COVID-19.

The legislature must ensure that all Washington residents have equitable access to health care by supporting state-funded programs that create parity in health care coverage. Meeting the basic health care needs for all Washingtonians is a cost-effective policy that makes every community healthier.

Sincerely,

[First Name] [Last Name]
[Your Address]

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