IN SUPPORT OF HEALTH ACCESS
Presented by: Blanca Muñoz
Seconded by: Alison Esparza
Testimony: Maria Antonia Lopez
Date: 21 de octubre, 2022
Whereas: There is not enough affordable health care, not enough hospitals and non-profit clinics to support people without health insurance, and when there is, it is inaccessible because they are overcrowded, and not much health education for our communities in low resources resulting in a low quality of life;
Whereas: Undocumented people do not qualify for any federal or state health insurance and do not have affordable dental care;
Whereas: The cost of medication is expensive if we do not have health insurance and puts us in difficult circumstances for trying to care for our family members on our own without the proper medication;
Whereas: In our community there is a high level of diabetes and there is no education on preventive care for this disease, which causes more serious diseases due to not receiving care on time, not having access to specialists, and limiting ourselves to being healthier;
Whereas: Our state government does not provide universal health insurance that is accessible to all, and Medicaid does not cover people in certain categories or people without documents, and this results in people going to emergency rooms where the medical cost is very high, and we run the risk of being denied service due to lack of funds;
Therefore, be it resolved: La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to participate in house meetings, write letters to our representatives, hold demonstrations, create petitions, file lawsuits, become citizens, and go out to vote;
Therefore, be it resolved: La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to work with other organizations, corporations, independent doctors, local, state, and federal Health Departments, and local hospitals to provide more health services for the low-income community.
Therefore, be it resolved: La Unión del Pueblo Entero and its membership base will continue to lobby at the local, state and federal levels for health care for all regardless of immigration status or economic level.
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