Statement On Access To Medicaid And ACA Plans For DACA Recipients From Building Back Together
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2023
PRESS CONTACT: Eileen Garcia, (786) 486-1302, [email protected]
STATEMENT ON ACCESS TO MEDICAID AND ACA PLANS FOR DACA RECIPIENTS FROM BUILDING BACK TOGETHER
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following an announcement from the Biden-Harris Administration expanding eligibility for Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance programs to DACA recipients, Building Back Together Interim Executive Director Mayra Macías released the following statement:
“Everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care — and today’s announcement brings us another step closer to that reality. DACA recipients will now have access to the lower costs and more affordable health care coverage that President Biden has delivered for hard-working families. This expanded eligibility for Medicaid and Affordable Care Act programs is a significant victory that will improve the lives of DACA recipients and their families.
“As we celebrate today’s announcement, we know there is also more work to be done: it is unacceptable that these young people are living court case to court case as their future remains in limbo. Now, it’s on Congress to provide not only greater protections but a pathway to citizenship for all DACA recipients.”
Mayra Macías is the Interim Executive Director of Building Back Together, leading the organization’s work alongside partners to educate Americans on the positive impact of the Biden-Harris legislative agenda.
Building Back Together (BBT) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that serves as a messaging and organizing hub for national and in-state allies to advance the legislative agenda of the Biden-Harris Administration. BBT works alongside our partners to educate communities across the country about how the Biden-Harris agenda impacts their lives – by creating good-paying union jobs, lowering costs, and fueling economic growth – and contrasting these legislative accomplishments with the harmful plans of Republicans in Congress.