skip to content

Pro Bono Net

Lawyers serving the public good.

Download to calendar

Immigrant Access to Health Care

Tuesday December 10
2013

  • By: New York Immigration Coalition
  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    New York Immigration Coalition
    137-139 West 25th Street, 12th Floor (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
    New York, NY
  • Source: Immigration Advocates Network > IAN Nonprofit Resource Center

All immigrants have a right to medical treatment in New York, and many low-income immigrants can enroll in some forms of public health insurance coverage and/or receive financial assistance. This training covers immigrants¹ right to health care and sources of affordable care, provides an overview of immigrant eligibility for the New York State of Health (New York's Health Benefit Exchange), public health insurance programs in New York State, and addresses immigrant family concerns such as public charge, sponsor liability, and repayment of benefits. The session is appropriate for health providers, immigrant advocates, facilitated enrollers, case managers, social workers, and immigration attorneys. This training gives good grounding on immigrants' current eligibility for the Health Exchange Marketplace, public programs, financial assistance, and opportunities for affordable care within today's health care context. The training will be conducted by Paola Medina, Health Advocacy Coordinator and Jackie Vimo, Director of Health Advocacy of the NYIC. To Register go to: http://www.thenyic.org/node/2580

Topics:

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • Practising Law Institute
Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Volunteer Profile

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

Not a lawyer?

Need legal help?

LawHelp.org

Legal info for the public

Webby Winner Logo

LawHelp.org Named Best Law Site in 2007 Webby Awards