Protect Health Care for Immigrant Youth
Last October, the Obama Administration announced that youth eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status would not qualify for benefits extended under the Affordable Care Act. This excludes these young immigrants from accessing crucial preventative services, acquiring health care through the new exchanges, or receiving assistance from federal programs such as Medicaid or CHIP. As Jews, we are commanded to love the stranger, for we were strangers in the land of Egypt (Deuteronomy 10:19), and to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. Make your voice heard and urge Secretary Sebelius to reconsider this misguided policy.