This session, we defeated harmful bills that would have especially targeted families that rely on Medicaid for their health care, LGBTQ Coloradans, and immigrants. We also brought a health perspective to issues not normally associated with health care, and spoke out against injustice.
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Legislators should consider supporting the I Drive Colorado campaign because of the significant public health benefits of providing Colorado’s immigrants with a standard form of identification and the ability to drive legally.
In the almost six years of its existence, DACA has had a significant positive impact on the health of both our immigrant communities and overall public health. There is a strong connection between DACA policy and immigrant health and safety, access to health coverage and care, and our health care workforce.
As the Trump administration continues to intensify its efforts to curb immigration, Colorado legislators, public health agencies, and health care and advocacy organizations should consider immigration policy as health policy, and show leadership on these issues.
Before examining potential options for extending greater health care coverage and/or access to immigrants of varying immigration status in Colorado, we must understand the demographics and insurance status of these populations.