NoHLA Highlights

Responding to Immigrants' and Refugees' Fears About Health Care

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. 

NoHLA’s 2017 “DACA Health Care Information” fact sheet

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.

NoHLA's Health Care Access in the Washington Legislature - Bills of Interest

 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.

 

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Testimonials

 "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


Action Alerts!

  • TAKE ACTION NOW! (Dec 14, 2017)

    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 […]

  • TAKE ACTION NOW!

    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 […]


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NOHLA IS WORKING TO ACHIEVE A HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN WHICH ALL WASHINGTON RESIDENTS RECEIVE QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE.

 

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