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Health Care for All Children

Report
October 22, 2014

We believe that all Oregon children should have access to health care services. That is why we have partnered with the Oregon Latino Health Coalition in producing the report Health Care for All Children: Oregon Thrives When All Children Have a Chance to Grow Up Healthy (PDF).

The report begins:

All Oregon children deserve a chance to grow up healthy. Every child should have a chance to succeed in school and life, and staying healthy is key to that success. Seeing a doctor when needed gives children an opportunity to build better lives.

Growing up healthy is a challenge for Oregon’s undocumented children when they lack health insurance. Undocumented children, brought to Oregon by families seeking a better life for themselves, often struggle to get the care they need. Already, these children grow up under difficult economic circumstances. An additional obstacle these children face is their exclusion under the Affordable Care Act and Oregon’s own health reform efforts. But for their documentation status, these children would benefit from health reform just like all other Oregon children.

Oregon can ensure that all children have health insurance. Doing so would not only benefit the children, it would benefit all Oregonians.

Read the full report: Health Care for All Children: Oregon Thrives When All Children Have a Chance to Grow Up Healthy (PDF).