The case of Texas v. Mayorkas challenges a policy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that interprets the “public charge” rule in a way that helps ensure that immigrants can access Medicaid without causing harmful immigration consequences.
Access Denied: The Injustice of the Medicaid Coverage Gap
The facts are clear: expanding access to Medicaid saves lives from cancer. Yet lawmakers in 12 states refuse to expand access to Medicaid for more than 2 million people who desperately need it. In fact, a new study led by researchers at the American Cancer Society shows the survival rate for people newly diagnosed with cancer is higher in states that have expanded Medicaid than in states that have not.
By refusing to expand Medicaid, these lawmakers are making political decisions that are literally costing lives. They have created a situation where someone’s chance of surviving cancer might depend on their race, income, or where they live. This is wrong – and it’s past time for Congress to fix this. We need to draw as much attention to this injustice as possible and convince Congress to take action.
Take a look at our new video that shows the devastating impact of failing to expand Medicaid. Then, help us spread the word by sharing the video on your social media.