Exclusionary policies in California are exacerbating poverty and food insecurity for the state’s immigrant communities, including the undocumented, according to a recent policy brief authored by Nourish California and published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. The brief presents findings from data from the 2017-2020 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS).     Betzabel … Read more

Rep. Alma Hernandez has served Arizona’s third legislative district since 2019. She serves on the Federal Relations and House Health & Human Services committees. In this Q&A, Rep. Hernandez discusses work she hopes to accomplish in the upcoming legislative session, youth behavioral health, and accessibility of care for undocumented individuals.     Soraya Marashi: What … Read more

In October, amid the myriad of bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, was a bill to make California the first state in the country to allow adult children to add qualifying parents or step parents to their health insurance coverage.      Assembly Bill 570, otherwise known as the “Parent Healthcare Act,” was authored by … Read more