Good news! H.R.15, the House version of comprehensive immigration reform that restores Medicaid access for U.S. residents present under COFA, has gained a key supporter-- Republican Representative Jeff Denham of California! This is the third bill in the House, along with H.R.912 and S.744, that would restore federal Medicaid access for U.S. residents present under the Compacts of Free Association.
Please consider contacting Representative Denham to thank him for his support of this measure, that would restore health justice for members of our COFA community!
In the meantime, we can help build on this momentum --
If you would like to contact your representative to encourage their support of this measure, please go here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ and enter your zip code. It will take you to a page with link to your Congressperson's website. E-mail or call them at the number provided (weekends or after hours are good -- you can just leave a message on their answering machine) and please let them know that
1. You live in their district, and
2. You support comprehensive immigration reform bills HR15 and S744 including especially the restoration of Medicaid for U.S. residents present under the Compacts of Free Association.
More importantly, please forward this ask on to your friends and relatives, and let them know that their support is critical to passing this legislation! With only a few weeks left in this Congress, your voice could be the critical push that we need to get this historic measure passed. Mahalo piha!