Voices from the Front Lines: Barriers to Health Care for Undocumented Californians

Over two million Californians have gained health coverage due to the Affordable Care Act, but the ACA specifically excludes more than one million undocumented Californians. To help ensure that this population gets treated as human beings and not just a…
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Who’s Missing from Health Care Reform? New Report Captures Their Voices

Millions of Californians Have Gained Insurance, While Undocumented Still Struggle Contact: Bruce Mirken, Greenlining Institute Media Relations Director, 415-846-7758 (cell) Anthony Galace, Greenlining Institute Health Policy Fellow, 510-926-4009 BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA – Over two million Californians have gained health coverage due…
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How I Learned that the Pain of Insurance is a Privilege

I have to be honest, dealing with my insurance company has been a pain. They’ve put me on hold so many times that I’ve memorized the rhythm and harmony to two different hold tones. When I got into a car…
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Health4All – Because Caring for Our Neighbors Helps Us all

On Wednesday, October 8, advocates and legislators came together at a Health4All rally to publicly and emphatically support access to health coverage for all Californians, especially undocumented immigrants. The testimonies at the rally echoed the voices of a majority of…
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California Sets Golden Standard for Immigrants, Minimum Wage

Working late into the night yesterday, the California legislature successfully passed two high-profile bills that will surely become the talk of the country. Before Syria and foreign policy came into the limelight, national discussions focused on issues like comprehensive immigration…
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