Today, President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) into law, allowing access to health care for millions of children across the country. Included in the bill are provisions to help legal immigrant children and pregnant women get the medical attention they need without facing a five year ban.
America’s Voice hailed the passage of common sense provisions to assist legal immigrant children and pregnant women as a sign that the political climate is changing in Washington. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “Five years is a lifetime for a child to wait for medical care. Thanks to the leadership of Congress and the Obama Administration, the most vulnerable among us-including immigrant children-will now have access to critical health care. The White House and Congress are doing what’s right, and moving forward on common sense solutions that help all Americans. We look forward to working with them to tackle broader reforms needed to get America back on track, like comprehensive immigration reform.”
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