Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Senator J.D. Vance and Representative Josh Brecheen, authors of the No Obamacare for Illegal Aliens Act (H.R. 4727/S. 2374) to express our opposition to the bill.

Excerpt from the letter:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients and their children deserve equitable access to federal healthcare programs. The proposed federal rule that H.R. 4727/S. 2374 attempts to obstruct is a long overdue correction to arbitrarily denying DACA recipients from participating in the Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP, Basic Health Program (BHP), and Health Insurance Marketplaces. This has meant thousands of youth and young adults who have largely been left without access to affordable health care coverage. This exclusion not only harms DACA recipients themselves, but also their U.S. citizen children’s health care coverage, which is closely linked to that of their parents.

Read the full letter here.