Everyone deserves access to affordable, comprehensive, culturally appropriate healthcare, no matter their income, race, gender, or where they're from.
Everyone deserves access to affordable, comprehensive, culturally appropriate healthcare, no matter their income, race, gender, or where they’re from.
COVID-19 has laid bare what happens when an entire low-income population – namely low-income adult undocumented immigrants – has been excluded by design from affordable health care options. Undocumented immigrants face incredible barriers to health care, from uncertain coverage of testing and treatment to fear of immigration consequences. We cannot continue to accept health care disparities as normal and inevitable.
In Illinois, as part of the Healthy Illinois campaign, the Shriver Center on Poverty Law is advocating for extending Medicaid look-alike eligibility to low-income Illinois residents aged 19-64, regardless of immigration status.
People need to stay healthy so they can work, take care of their families, and be active members of their communities. Sign on to show your support for a Healthy Illinois for All!