Some of our neighbors are still waiting for health care
In Contra Costa, we estimate that 28,000adults remain ineligible for public access programs due to their immigration status. Last year, YOU, took an important step and stood beside us as we urged our Board of Supervisors to close the gap for our fellow community members by providing funding to pilot the Contra Costa CARES Program. And they HEARD US! The program is now at full capacity, having touched over 3,000 lives with limited access to primary care services.
The Multi-faith ACTION Coalition is part of the One Contra Costa Coalition, a group of community advocates interested ensuring all community residents, regardless of immigration status, gain access to quality healthcare. As you know, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded health coverage to millions of Californians, but we know many remain uninsured due to being explicitly excluded from ACA health coverage options. California has taken significant steps over the last several years to minimize the number of uninsured people statewide through various efforts, including providing access to full scope Medi-Cal for Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals and now undocumented children under the age of 19. In the absence of federal and state solutions, the Coalition has developed a web platform, which highlights the importance of us continuing this conversation. Take a look at how you can continue to advocate for Health for All in Contra Costa.
1. Learn about Health for All in Contra Costa: We’ve created a unique story that highlights the successes of our journey and opportunities in closing the gap to providing access to care for all remaining uninsured individuals in our county. Check out the platform here.
2. Partner with the Coalition: In the months to come we plan to continue advocacy efforts through various activities and we would like to keep you in the loop. Please join our Coalition Partners email distribution list by clicking here. 3. Share: Please share this email with colleagues and other partners. Encourage them to join our coalition as a partner and stay in the loop as well as check our story platform to learn more about the issue.
Let's continue to lead the way in Contra Costa County.
Hear her story of how Contra Costa Cares helped identify cancer she didn't know she had.