Federal threats and policy changes are creating fear in immigrant and refugee communities. But they still need to be able to access health care. Accurate information is important for advocates, lawyers and providers and immigrants themselves. Northwest Health Law Advocates teamed up with Northwest Justice Project to publish a new resource, Responding to Immigrants' and Refugees' Fears About Health Care. This publication provides information on the current legal landscape and links to variety of detailed resource materials.
The “Dreamers,” nearly 800,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children without documentation, learned in September of the President’s plan to end the program known as “DACA” that began during the Obama administration. The DACA program protects people from deportation and allows them to work and pursue education. The President’s announcement created confusion and fear about the impact on health care coverage and access for people with DACA status. NoHLA’s October 2017 “DACA Health Care Information” fact sheet explains that nothing has changed now for people whose DACA status continues, and explains in detail the options available for health care access if DACA status ends.
We are pleased to share our summaries of the 2017 Washington Legislature's actions related to health care access:
It's not possible to convey the complexity of the budget in this document, so we have selected specific items based on the summaries for each agency. New spending that is not related to the passage of legislation is not listed in the budget - the changes are described in the summary of enacted bills. This session, the Legislature has not passed a Capital Budget. It is possible that a special session will be called later this year to do so. In the meantime, many proposed projects are not yet funded for this biennium.
From Executive Director Janet Varon Advocates have sought many improvements to public health coverage over the years, but I remain extremely proud of our work […]
Today, NoHLA released a new report with an update on insurers’ progress since 2015 in providing contraceptive coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). […]
Advocating for Health Care Consumers in Uncertain Times A Continuing Legal Education Seminar Sponsored by Northwest Health Law Advocates Friday, October 27, 2017 8:30 am- […]
"Within weeks of NoHLA's Medicaid training, I was able to use the information you taught us to identify numerous cases in which families were wrongly denied coverage—and to bring those cases forward to get them resolved.
By giving all of us tools and knowledge to successfully advocate for people, NoHLA has impacted so many lives – making healthcare accessible and helping families avoid financial disaster."
- Cathy Aby
Health Educator, Public Health
Seattle & King County
"I want to tell you how much I enjoy your presentations at First Friday Forum. I get happy when I see NOHLA on the agenda, and kinda sad without it!"
- Esther Mathison
Inreach Eligibility Specialist (Patient Navigator)
Country Doctor Community Health Center
Before the end of 2017, our last action request is that you call your Members of Congress (202-224-3121) and tell them to: Vote NO on […]
Now is the time to call! We have a window of opportunity to protect the Affordable Care Act. But it requires outreach to our Members of […]
A final tax bill has been negotiated by conference committee and initial details began emerging yesterday. Action is expected in the Senate as early as Monday. A conference […]
According to folklore, kids who misbehave get a lump of coal on Christmas morning instead of a present. While Congressional Republicans assuredly deserve that lump […]
Open Enrollment is almost over for residents of many states but will continue for one more month in Washington State. But TOMORROW is the last […]