What happens when someone is undocumented and uninsured and they get sick?
This infographic shows what an estimated 1 million undocumented and uninsured Californians might face. Even as the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare), brings health insurance to millions of Americans, many people, including undocumented youth, are left out of our changing health care system. Health care is a human right. Join the #health4all campaign.
Undocumented and Uninsured is the first study about and by immigrant youth on health care access. Researchers surveyed 550 immigrant youth throughout California–including undocumented youth and youth recently granted Deferred Action status.
Can we talk about this a moment, America? This is my ‘savings’ on a life saving medication I’ve taken almost half my life. This is *one* months worth of one single GENERIC prescription. Before it was generic (and before the ACA) it cost me more than 5 grand a month. No matter what your politics are, if you have any empathy in your heart for others, remember there are people that used to spend more than 60% of their income each month for medications…but they can at least afford those meds a bit now. #merica #aca #medications #healthcarereform #chronicillness #spoonie #imjustsayin
The number of adults without health insurance is dropping like a rock — besting the previous low in Sept. 2009 by 0.5% and down nearly 5% from a staggering high of 18% around the fall of 2013.
Just 13.4% of Americans now lack health insurance, in a move Gallup says is largely thanks to provisions in the Affordable Care Act requiring all U.S. citizens to purchase coverage.
The number of uninsured fell even more dramatically among black and Hispanic people (with a 7.1% and 5.5% decrease respectively) and with those with less than $36,000 in annual household income (-5.5%). Significant decreases were noted in all age groups but the elderly (which rose 0.2%), but were concentrated among the 18-25 and 35-64 demographics.
“I find it strange that the Republican position on this law is still stuck in the same place that it has always been. They still can’t bring themselves to admit that the Affordable Care Act is working. They said nobody would sign up. They were wrong about that … They were wrong to keep trying to repeal a law that is working when they have no alternative answer.”