URGENT: PREVENT BARRIERS TO HEALTHCARE ACCESS FOR IMMIGRANTS – VOTE TUESDAY JUNE 13TH (OPPOSE HR2581)

On Tuesday, June 13, the House will vote on HR 2581, the “Verify First Act.” This bill would require the government to verify individuals’ immigration status before making any advance payments of tax credits used to buy health insurance.

Immigrant advocates worry the bill will create major obstacles for immigrants legally residing in the US who try to purchase insurance on the healthcare exchanges. The citizenship or immigration status verification process can take months, preventing people from accessing needed healthcare services in the meantime. Immigrants applying to purchase health insurance through the marketplaces already have to provide documentation of their immigration status, and adding an extra layer of review is both unnecessary and potential harmful.

CALL BILLY LONG: 417-889-1800 and tell him to oppose HR2581

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Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from Springfield.

I’m calling in opposition to HR 2581, the Verify First Act. This bill would unfairly make it harder for immigrants to purchase health insurance by adding an extra layer of bureaucracy to the insurance application process.

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