Wednesday, September 02, 2015
   
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Issues: Access to Health Care

Overview

MIRA advocates for access to affordable healthcare for immigrants and refugess. We also work  to ensure that immigrants are not impeded in their  ability to access healthcare.

ALERT: Error in Health Coverage for Immigrants

April 1, 2015
  • Are you a legal immigrant who applied for MassHealth or other health benefits after October 1, 2014?
  • Have you just received a notice from the Health Connector denying you benefits because you do not have an eligible immigration status?

If YOU ANSWERED YES TO THESE TWO QUESTIONS, THE DENIAL NOTICE IS PROBABLY A MISTAKE. PLEASE CALL FOR FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE

PLEASE CALL Greater Boston Legal Services, Health Unit, 617-603-1804 and say you are calling about a Health Connector Denial, or EMAIL or FAX the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fax Form in English

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ALERTA: Error en la cobertura de salud para inmigrantes
1 de abri1 2015

  •  ¿Es usted un inmigrante legal que aplicó para MassHealth u otros beneficios de salud después del 1 de Octubre de 2014?
  •  ¿Acaba Ud. de recibir una notificación del Health Connector negándole sus beneficios porque usted no tiene un estatus elegible de inmigración?

SI CONTESTÓ QUE “SÍ” A ESTAS DOS PREGUNTAS, LA NOTIFICACIÓN DE NEGACIÓN ES PROBABLEMENTE UN ERROR.  POR FAVOR CONTACTENOS PARA ASISTENCIA LEGAL GRATIS

POR FAVOR LLAME a Servicios Legales de Boston, Unidad de Salud, 617-603-1804, y diga que está llamando sobre la negación del Health Connector, o envíe un correo electrónico o un fax al Massachusetts Law Reform Institute:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

    

Formulario en español para mandar por Fax

 

MIRA's Current Agenda for Health Care:

Outreach and Enrollment

Although Massachusetts has the highest rate of insured, more than 100,000 are still uninsured, many of whom are immigrant children and households who are unaware of their eligibility or face language and other barriers. MIRA advocates for outreach about state program and eligibility to immigrant communities, especially low-income parents with young children, pregnant women, and individuals who are otherwise not covered by employer-sponsored insurance.

MIRA advocates for the sustained funding of the MassHealth Outreach and Enrollment Grants , which is distributed among 50 community organizations and health centers, and is crucial to helping residents (depending on their eligibility) access programs such as Commonwealth Care, CommCare Bridge, Children's Medical Security Plan, and MassHealth.  In uncertain economic times, it is critical for families to enroll and stay enrolled in affordable health insurance programs. Outreach and enrollment funding are crucial to health reform's continued success.