• Petitioned Massachusetts Governor

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Massachusetts Governor
Massachusetts State Senate
Massachusetts State House

Restore Health Care Benefits for Immigrants in Massachusetts

    1. Petition by

      Immigrant Health

On September 1, 2009, over 30,000 documented immigrants and taxpaying residents of Massachusetts lost their health insurance, Commonwealth Care, due to budget cuts.  These indiviuals pay the same taxes as all residents of the Commonwealth and deserve access to the same benefits.  As a result of this shift in coverage, many immigrants have had difficulty finding new primary care doctors and face prohibitively high copays.  On May 6, 2011, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the removal of this population from Commonwealth Care was likely a violation of equal protection under the state constitution.

Please, join us in telling our legislators to restore to 40,000 taxpaying, documented immigrants to Commonwealth Care.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Judith Goldberger JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      As a nurse, I am bound by the ethical obligation to treat each patient as a human being deserving of the care s/he needs.

    • Pieter Cohen BROOKLINE, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a physician who care for patients who can no longer receive the care for complicated medical conditions because of the change of insurance to Celticare. This needs to be reversed immediately.

    • Sidia Escobar CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      It is important to remember that many immigrant families living in our communities in MA have various immigration statuses. If one issue affects one family member then it affects the entire family. Restoring the benefits to tax-paying community members is not only the right action but also healthy for our entire community.

    • Margot Tang WABAN, MA
      • over 3 years ago

      As a physician, I believe all my patients should have access to health care.

    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      it's time to uphold Obama's Healthcare plan, insted of being held hostage to the Health Insurance Industry! and quit your racial descriminatory practices. What our GOP has turned our country into is embarrassing!


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