Immigrant families + Medicaid = 💪
By John-Michael Torres, June 9, 2022
three portraits side-by-side of medicaid ambassadors Kayla Montaño, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Sareth Garcia

Medicaid was a lifeline for Sareth Garcia

When her son was born with disabilities, Medicaid was a lifeline for Sareth Garcia. Sareth is an immigrant mother and member of LUPE. She didn’t have health insurance through her employer, but she did qualify for emergency Medicaid to help her through pregnancy and childbirth.

“When he was a month old, I had to renew it for him to continue to have health insurance because he was born with a disability.”

Sareth recalls the help she received from a social worker to renew her son's Medicaid. “It became less difficult for me each time I renewed his Medicaid.”

We are excited to announce that LUPE is launching a new form of assistance for immigrant and low-income parents in the Rio Grande Valley. LUPE's Medicaid Ambassadors program will help them understand Medicaid, who qualifies, and how to apply.

Read about LUPE's Medicaid Ambassadors program and then make a tax-deductible contribution to LUPE to help our Medicaid Ambassadors reach immigrant parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their family's health care.

three portraits side-by-side of medicaid ambassadors Kayla Montaño, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Sareth Garcia
Medicaid Ambassadors Kayla Montaño, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and Sareth Garcia.

Sareth is paying the help she received forward as a Medicaid Ambassador with LUPE.

As Medicaid Ambassadors, we accompany immigrant parents as they navigate medical coverage and public services. We provide them with quality information and debunk misinformation and misconceptions about public benefits.

“By using my experience and with the information I have in my training, I can not only help people who ask me for help but also my own family. And in that way I contribute to them having a healthy life,” Sareth says.

Help Medicaid Ambassadors like Sareth reach immigrant parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their family's health care. Make a tax-deductible contribution to LUPE today.


John-Michael Torres is Communications Coordinator for La Unión del Pueblo Entero. More posts


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