On March 20, SIREN grassroots leaders and staff joined hundreds of immigrant community members from across to state to advocate for Health4All. Building on the success of Health4AllKids, this legislation would allow immigrants, regardless of age or immigration status, to be eligible for full-scope Medi-Cal. Currently, low-income undocumented adults do not qualify for this state program which would provide them with health coverage so they can see a doctor and get comprehensive health care.
Community members powerfully shared with legislators why Health4All is vital for the health and well-being of immigrants and why this policy is needed to save lives. SIREN leaders had the opportunity to meet with the offices of Senator Melissa Hurtado, Senator Marielena Durazo and Assemblymember Marc Berman so they could hear straight from their constituents. The day ended with a powerful hearing before the Senate Health Committee where the bill passed its first hurdle on its way to becoming a law. With this first victory, the fight for Health4All continues and SIREN leaders will continue to urge our state legislators and the Governor to make sure it becomes a reality!