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Press Advisory: Does Immigrant Health Matter?

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PRESS ADVISORY

Date: October 21, 2009
Contact: Robyn Shultz, KRC, (323) 937-3718

Does Immigrant Health Matter?

Timing of immigrant inclusion within the current political health reform debate is critical.

Los Angeles – As the U.S. House of Representatives moves to finalize its health reform legislation this week, immigrants continue to be left out. Now is the time for our communities to be informed about the importance of immigrant inclusion within health care reform and critically address this issue. The Korean Resource Center, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles will provide a policy update about the 5 Year Bar that currently excludes legal immigrants from accessing Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). In addition, local community members and providers will share their stories of how they are personally impacted by the current health care system that is failing to support them.

WHAT: Briefing on California’s need for Inclusive Health Reform and Announcement of Community Action Alert.

WHEN: Thursday, October 22nd at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Korean Resource Center, 900 S Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

WHO: Han Yoo Kyu, UCLA Medical Student Coordinator, KRC-UCLA 2nd Opinion Clinics; Angelica Salas, Executive Director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); KRC & CHIRLA Impacted Community members

Sponsoring organizations: Korean Resource Center, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles