Islander Health Plan

COFA Islander Health Plan Clears House Health With Gov. Brown’s Backing

The state has developed a plan that will pick up the healthcare tab for low-income Pacific Islanders who’ve been free to come to the United States because of military involvement around their home islands, but in a cruel injustice, cannot get access to Medicaid, unlike other legal longtime immigrants.

Oregon’s House Health Committee quickly and unanimously passed its first bill of the session on Monday, asking the state to set up a health insurance assistance program for a group of Pacific Islanders who are legal residents of the state but prohibited by federal law from receiving Medicaid.

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