Testifiying On Immigrant Health At City Council

March 18, 2019

Health Justice, Immigrant Justice, Legislative, News, Uncategorized

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NYLPI Health Justice & Immigration Staff Attorney and Project Manager Yleana Roman is testifying before New York City Council’s Committee on Health this morning in support of health coverage for all New Yorkers.

In particular, Yleana’s testimony praises the council for its support of our work on immigrant health care:

For example, our client Mr. M, is an undocumented father of two U.S. citizen children and the husband to a U.S. wife. He is a resident of NYC and was suffering from heart failure. He urgently needed a heart transplant. We filed a family petition for Mr. M and worked with healthcare navigators to immediately get him enrolled in Medicaid. Once Mr. M had Medicaid, he was able to be placed on a heart transplant list, and in the summer of 2018, Mr. M had a successful heart transplant. As a result of our work, Mr. M is living and thriving with his family and continues to receive Medicaid, and the appropriate care he needs.

Read Yleana’s full testimony here. 

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