May 21, 2020 IN: Health, Immigration, National, Press Room
SEARAC Praises Senate Introduction of the HEAL for Immigrant Women and Families Act
All people, regardless of status, deserve access to health insurance
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) introduced the Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act, the Senate companion to the bill Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) introduced last year. The bill would allow certain immigrants to enroll in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and permit undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance through the federal insurance marketplace.