Affordable Care Act For The Undocumented

 

Resolution 14-07.24

 

WHEREAS, undocumented residents are ineligible for the Affordable Care Act and hospitals must give care to the uninsured even if a hospital is in financial difficulties: and

WHEREAS, many undocumented persons come to this nation with routine but serious health conditions or with diseases which are virtually eradicated in this country but which are susceptible to be spread when untreated, which is likely when a person cannot pay for healthcare and is ineligible for the Affordable Care Act, as they avoid going to doctors or hospitals until they are very sick and contagious; and

WHEREAS, many undocumented residents are the young healthy people that the Affordable Care Act needs to succeed and that health insurance companies want;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that in order to promote a healthier America and a healthier American healthcare system, the California Democratic Party supports making undocumented residents eligible for the Affordable Care Act; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party inform President Obama, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, and the Democratic members of the California congressional delegation of this position. 

 

Sponsored by LACDP

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Hotel, Oakland
July 13, 2014

 

 

 

 

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