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Protect Health Coverage for 30,000 Massachusetts Residents!

Protect Health Coverage for 30,000 Massachusetts Residents!

July 13, 2009

30,000 legal immigrants are at risk of losing their Commonwealth Care coverage. These residents are our neighbors, our family members, our friends and our co-workers who are lawfully residing, working, and paying taxes in this state.

The loss of health insurance coverage will harm the health of these individuals, our health care providers - especially our already-strained safety net providers - and our entire state economy, which benefits from the productivity of these residents in our workforce.

We must ACT NOW! Call your State Senator and Representative to urge them to maintain Commonwealth Care coverage for 30,000 Massachusetts residents!

  • Main State House Number: (617) 722-2000.
  • Find out who your legislators are at www.wheredoivotema.com.
  • Click here to download talking points to help with your legislative calls.
  • Find out how many residents are in jeopardy of losing coverage in YOUR TOWN here. Click here to download a spreadsheet that outlines the impact for cities and towns in the Commonwealth.

At the ACT!! coalition press conference, Bazlul Wahab shared his concerns for his mother should she lose her health insurance coverage.

For more information about this issue check our previous blog post "The Budget and the Pen" or contact Suzanne Curry at scurry@hcfama.org or (617)275-2977.