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Important new information about immigrant health coverage

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A new brief coauthored by the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU) and Health Outreach Partners entitled: Connecting Eligible Immigrant Families to Health Coverage and Care: Key Lessons from Outreach and Enrollment Workers, examines how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may impact immigrant families based on data collected from Outreach/Eligibility Workers in four regions of the country and supported by needs data from several health outreach programs around the country.  You will note that the pivotal role of Community Health Centers (CHCs)  to connect immigrant families to coverage and care is highlighted.  Migrant Health Centers and Homeless Health Centers are specifically cited because of their history of pioneering and strengthening many of the models and strategies that will be needed to connect immigrant families to health coverage and care come 2014.

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