Download our Immigrant Health Toolkit
Thanks to Dr. Vaidehi Pidaparti and Dr. Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn for creating this toolkit, with contributions from Dr. Anisa Ibrahim, Dr. Suzinne Pak-Gorstein and Dr. Abigail Grant.
The Public Charge Rule
Nationwide, over 19 million or one in four (25%) children live in a family with an immigrant parent, and nearly nine in ten (86%) of these children are citizens.
This expansion of the public charge rule will have a devastating impact on children, families and communities. Decreased participation in affected programs would contribute to more uninsured individuals and negatively affect the health and financial stability of families and the growth and healthy development of their children.
When the administration proposes a new regulation, it must give the public an opportunity to comment. You can help us defeat this rule change by commenting on the importance of programs like Medicaid and SNAP to the families you care for: