273858 What Is the Future for Immigrants In Healthcare Reform?

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Monica Blanco-Etheridge , Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Sacramento, CA
During the presentation I will discuss the need for safety net clinics to be funded adequately to assure access to care for the immigrant. Formerly we had the traditional health clinic funding which was eliminated due to budget cuts. This poses concerns over adequate funding being allocated given the economic climate. The political zeitgeist on immigrant populations continues to be a challenge in implement health care for all. This is a dire situation due to immigrants facing attacks from anti-immigrant policies and attacks on the ACA.

Learning Areas:
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Discuss the policy changes that will impact elements of the safety net and their role to serve the immigrant. List previous efforts to cover immigrant families as part of public health insurance programs. Assess the political landscape that may bear on future efforts to include immigrant populations as part of health reform.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in immigrant health for the last ten years.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.